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I was very excited to hear that Amazon Studios decided to take The Man in the High Castle to series. Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.
The pilot episode aired last year to high praise. It was a stylish and interesting take on the source material that was full of espionage and historical intrigue as well as some great world-building.
Now, in the wake of Comic Con, a new trailer has emerged that features some new footage.
A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.
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Amazon is taking viewers to an America run by Nazis. The streaming service has moved forward with a series adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s novel The Man in the High Castle, which depicts North America in the wake of an Axis win during World War II. In the story, land west of the Rockies is occupied by […]
- Russ Fischer
Hopefully, you’ve been having a nice, relaxing, light summer because when fall starts, Amazon will be dropping a new, original series that looks to be quite grim. The series is “The Man in the High Castle” and it has a premise so intriguing, it will be tough to resist the temptation to binge watch. The show is an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel which takes a look at an alternate history of America and asks the question: what would this country look like if America lost WWII? The novel, as well as this upcoming series, explores a nation that’s divided between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany and wonders what daily life would be like for Americans ruled by an iron fist. Read More: Amazon Studios To Produce And Acquire Original Movies For Theatrical Release And Distribution On Amazon Prime Instant Video Ridley Scott is one of the producers of the series, »
- Ken Guidry
One of Amazon’s most intriguing original series thus far will soon arrive for the site’s Prime subscribers, and its trailer paints a picture of a bleak alternate history. A preview for The Man In The High Castle premiered at Comic-Con International, and the upcoming series looks like it will be Amazon’s most ambitious offering yet.
The Man in the High Castle, from executive producer Ridley Scott, is based on a novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. In the show’s timeline, America lost World War II, and as a result, the land of the free was divvied up between Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany and renamed the Axis Powers of America. The series will be set in 1962, when a group of patriots look to join a resistance movement against the evil powers that govern them.
While it does not yet have an official release date, »
- Sam Gutelle
With Comic Con on, various new sci-fi and genre television series scheduled to debut later this year have premiered their first promo trailers which you can see below. First up, there's the debut trailer for "Halo: The Fall of Reach," a three-act animated series based on the video game franchise and dealing with the origins of the Spartan-ii program.
Then there's the trailer for Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle," based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel which is set in a 1960s United States in a world where the Nazis and Japanese won World War 2 and have divided the U.S. between them.
Then there's the trailer for "Colony," USA's new series premiering this Fall which is set in a near future Los Angeles which has been walled off and is now occupied by a force of outside intruders. Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies and Amanda Righetti star in the ten-episode series. »
- Garth Franklin
Imagine if the Allied powers lost World War II, and Americans lived under totalitarian regimes, the eastern states ruled by Nazi Germany and the western states ruled by an Axis-powered Japan.
That’s the premise behind The Man in the High Castle, the Amazon Original Series coming this fall from Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and Frank Spotnitz (X Files). Based on the Hugo Award-winning Philip K. Dick novel from 1962, the series raises big questions – including a few controversial ones from the Comic-Con audience. Below, six reasons why the series – and the panel – are making waves:
An alternate pledge of allegiance
The panel marked the debut of the trailer for the series, which evokes a combination of goose bumps and gravitas as it reimagines our pledge of allegiance in an alternate version of history “with liberty and justice for none.”
The question of »
- Melissa Roth
A new trailer has debuted at San Diego Comic-Con for Amazon’s upcoming alternate history series The Man in the High Castle, which is based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel of the same name and sees Ridley Scott executive producing. Check out the trailer below…
See Also: New images for The Man in the High Castle
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, The Man in the High Castle considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, »
- Gary Collinson
Amazon Prime, the streaming video service arm of Amazon has, over the past few years, started to gain a reputation for itself as a viable destination for original streaming series, making a splash with its 2014 show Transparent. Unlike other streaming services, Amazon uses a unique strategy when deciding on shows; they commission the pilots for a number of series and make said pilots available to the public, allowing their users to vote on which ones they’d like to go to series.
Among their last batch was the pilot for The Man In The High Castle, an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel. The pilot went on to become one of the most-watched of any of the pilots released in this manner, and soon received a series order. At the show’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, the streaming service unveiled a new trailer, as well as announcing »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Amazon’s pilot season experiment has yielded some surprising successes, among them the acclaimed The Man In The High Castle, a series adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning and highly influential novel by Phillip K. Dick. Set in an alternate version of the early 1960s in which the Axis powers won World War II, the novel revolves around a group of people connected to one another by an in-universe alternate history novel that tells of the allies winning the war. It’s… »
After Fox unveiled the first 20 minutes of the Steven Spielberg-executive produced show Minority Report to great applause today at Comic-Con, executive producer Kevin Falls quickly teased that Tom Cruise’s appearance is “something that may or may not happen.” However, per one insider on the show who was clarifying Falls’ statement to Deadline after the panel, that guest star might be just wishful thinking. Based on Spielberg’s 2002 feature adaptation of the Philip K. Dick… »
Entertainment Weekly has debuted two new images from The Man in the High Castle, Amazon Studios’ adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 novel The Man in the High Castle, which takes place in an alternate history 20th Century where the Allies lost World War II and the globe is now split between German and Japanese rule…
Speaking to EW, executive producer Ridley Scott (whose 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner was based on another Dick tale, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) explained why he wanted to adapt the novel into a TV series:
“I thought it was kind of a really challenging thing to do. I’d seen a film done by a man called Kevin Brownlow. He’s quite an important early filmmaker in England before my time, and he had done a film called It Happened Here, and of course, it was precisely that notion of, “What if they had won, »
- Gary Collinson
Looking for a good book recommendation? Our writers have a few unsung sci-fi, fantasy and horror gems up their sleeves...
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There is one thing they’re especially good at, however, and that’s recommending new stuff. In the spirit of that, we asked our writers to recommend great books that, for whatever reason, haven’t been surrounded by as much fuss and recognition as they deserve.
Nominations came in for personal favourites in fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and graphic novels, so we’ve divided them up into a series of features, the first of which is below, on great unsung sci-fi, fantasy, horror and thriller adult fiction.
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It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year...
- Anne Thompson
It's not news that over the past few years Comic-Con, July's gargantuan genre fan convention in San Diego, has moved from movies toward television. Clearly, it's a reflection of the entertainment industry, as HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "Walking Dead" needed the scale of Hall H to accommodate their fan hordes. (Bursting at the seams, the Con will stay where it is through 2018.) And for the first time this year, Amazon Instant Video will be introducing new series, Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" (from Frank Spotnitz and David Zucker) and "Hand of God" (from director Marc Forster) at Comic-Con (trailer below). PBS is promoting "Sherlock," the Brit series that made new Academy member Benedict Cumberbatch a star. Netflix is showcasing the Wachowskis' "Sense8." And Seth Macfarlane, Anne Druyan and Neil deGrasse Tyson are participating on a "Cosmos" panel. But this year »
- Anne Thompson
Stark Sands remains onboard to play the lead of Dash, one of the three Precogs from the first film who are now living normal lives ten years after the end of Precrime in Washington. Dash remains haunted by visions the future and meets a detective (Meagan Good) haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose for his gift.
The other two precogs were Samantha and Dash's twin brother Arthur, and Sands was originally set to play Arthur as well. Digital effects have made one actor playing multiple roles a far easier technical feat these days, most notably in BBC America's "Orphan Black".
- Garth Franklin
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
Pixar has taken viewers on an array of journeys since 1995. They have introduced us to fantastical worlds where toys can talk, robots fall in love, and a mouse can be the most talented chef in Paris. Their knack for creating heartfelt and creative animated films that appeal to kids and adults alike seems to know no bounds. And yet it quickly becomes apparent in the opening minutes of Inside Out that Pixar has reached new imaginative heights.
Talking animals or fairy tale princesses are constantly shown in animated films. So the idea alone of your internal feelings existing as characters in your head makes Inside Out worth applauding. Add the fact that directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo del Carmen take the idea of these characters and have them explore the depths of a child’s mind setups a film that is filled with an endless array of opportunities. Most importantly, »
- Michael Haffner
If you watched the trailer for Fox's upcoming sci-fi series Minority Report, then you know pretty much all you need to know about the TV adaptation. A new teaser for the show doesn't do much to add to the trailer, but if you're curious about the series and only have 30 seconds to spare, then this is the video for you! I'll admit that I'm interested in Fox's take on the property (originally inspired by Philip K. Dick's short story, which the synopsis seems to have forgotten about), especially since it centers on one of the Precogs who formed the heart and mind of law enforcement's pre-crime intelligence unit. It's a fresher take on the tired police procedural story. And yet Fox has done this rather frequently in recent years to varying rates of success. A new take on the Sleepy Hollow mythology paired a cop with a man out »
- Dave Trumbore
Tomorrowland didn’t do as well as expected this weekend in theaters. Some people celebrated this fact, apparently believing that the movie was the brainchild of George Clooney and that it was a propaganda film about climate change.
They must have seen a different movie than I did.
I’ll admit that, like the Big Hollywood website, I went to the theater with my own set of assumptions and biases. Tomorrowland is my favorite area in the Disney parks, the first place I wanted to go the first time I went (in 1979). I love the work of director Brad Bird, and have since The Family Dog.
And, yeah, I have the hots for George Clooney and I think climate change is an issue deserving action. Only the first of those affects my ticket-buying decisions.
So, the Disney nerd in me loved the movie. But, more important to this column, so did the comics fan. »
- Martha Thomases
With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:
Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »
- Derek Anderson
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