Ridley Scott producing Philip K. Dick adaptation 'The Man in the High Castle' for Amazon Studios

By Daniel S Levine,

Ridley Scott really, really hates being bored. With that in mind, he’s found another project for his Scott Free to bring to audiences. The shingle will co-produce The Man in the High Castle, an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story, for Amazon Studios.

Scott added the project to his already-stacked schedule last Thursday. Deadline reports that it will be written by Frank Spotniz (The X-Files) and Devid Semel (Legends) is directing the pilot. It is set in an alternate 1962, after the Japanese and Nazis win World War II and are now fighting over America’s heartland for supremacy of the North American continent.

The project started as a miniseries for SyFy, but the network didn’t move forward. However, nothing ever dies when you have Scott involved, so it’s now alive in the Amazon Studios stable. Scott famously directed Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as Blade Runner.

Scott probably won’t be too hands-on with this project. He is supposed to work on The Martians with Matt Damon next and recently finished work on Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opens in December.

Finally, he is also producing 343 Industries’ Halo: Nightfall series.

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