IMDb > Philip K. Dick > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 77 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Touring the Movies that Influenced 'The Matrix'

22 July 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

You could do something similar to what editor Robert Grigsby Wilson has done here taking a look at Lana and Andy Wachowski's The Matrix and pointing out all the moments in the film influenced by, or paying homage to, other films, but it is nonetheless fascinating to take such a trip through film and in this case several martial arts features, anime and even a speech from Philip K. Dick. I've included the list of films just below the video, give it a look and enjoy. 0:27 - Fist of Legend (1994) 0:38 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993) 0:44 - Fist of Legend (1994) 0:48 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons) (1993) 0:53 - Drunken Master (1978) 1:02 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:09 - The Killer (1989) 1:19 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:21 - Iron Monkey (1993) 1:31 - Once Upon A Time In China (1991) 1:36 - Fist of Legend (1994) 1:41 - Tai-Chi Master (Twin Dragons »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


New Poster Found at Predestination

14 July 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another flick playing at this year's Fantasia Film Festival is Michael and Peter Spierig's (Undead, Daybreakers) latest film, Predestination. Check out some new eye candy and more right here!

The Spierig brothers wrote the original screenplay, which chronicles the life of a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.

The directing duo produce with Brisbane-based Patrick McDonald of Wolfhound Pictures and Tim McGahan of Blacklab Entertainment. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor.

"Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story 'All You Zombies.' No, it's not a zombie flick, but it's one of our favorite short stories and is unlike anything you've ever read before," said the Spierig brothers previously. "The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all time and the mother of all time paradox tales. »

- Steve Barton

Permalink | Report a problem


Intriguing Trailer and Posters for Gavin Rothery’s Sci-fi Short The Last Man

11 July 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

You’ve seen the work of Gavin Rothery before. His design was a striking feature of Duncan Jones’ debut film Moon and as you’ll see from this teaser for his short film The Last Man there’s a host of beautifully realised images on show. It’s good to see a trailer whose stock is in its atmosphere rather than its staccato-edited money shots, and The Last Man looks like a nicely haunting post-apocalyptic way to spend your day.

The soundtrack is being composed by Charlotte Hatherley, whose website mentions the work and adds the name of Philip K. Dick into the mix which can only be a good thing. You can catch the world premiere of The Last Man at FrightFest in London on the 23rd of August, and thereafter the short will be on the festival circuit.

Check out the trailer and posters below, crank it up to 1080 won’t you? »

- Jon Lyus

Permalink | Report a problem


Radio Free Albemuth Successfully Captures Pkd's Themes [Review]

10 July 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Editor's Note: Also be sure to check out Ben's review of the movie from Sci-Fi London

Adaptations of Philip K. Dick stories are commonplace but they rarely manage to be successful, often taking great ideas and sucking out what makes them great leaving an oft glossy but empty shell. John Alan Simon's debut Radio Free Albemuth takes a different approach. The independently produced feature written and directed by Simon, is more prudent in production but keeps most of Dick's ideas in tact and the resulting feature emerges a little better because of it.

The story unfolds in a fascist state where Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe), a radio store [Continued ...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


Linklater on Unique Time Travel Fiction 'Boyhood,' with Coltrane, Hawke & Arquette Exclusive Video

5 July 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

How often do we get to see a movie that is utterly unlike anything we have ever seen before? It is rare. For his entire career, from the start with his Sundance breakout  "Slackers" in 1991, Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater has worked outside the box. He tracked the couple Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) across 18 years and three "Before" films (1995-2013), opening up the writing collaboration to his two lead actors. Linklater is a generous soul. He doesn't try to control as much as to steer his outcomes, with a great deal of confidence, something he needed with the philosophical rotoscoping animation experiments "Waking Life" and the Philip K. Dick adaptation "A Scanner Darkly." The secret of Linklater's success is his willingness to fail. He left some audiences behind with his earnest attempt to fictionalize Eric Schlosser's nonfiction food expose "Fast Food Nation," which played Cannes. But »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Captain Phillips

4 July 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Tom Hanks takes the titular helm of this maritime thriller based on the true story of the Mv Maersk Alabama, an American cargo ship seized by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009. As the military rescue is mobilised, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew must endure a terrifying ordeal at the hands of the volatile hijackers. With Bourne and United 93 director Paul Greengrass calling the shots, it's a jaw-clenching test of everyone's nerve. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Radio Free Albemuth – The Review

27 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I’ve always felt that instead of asking “what is God” we should be more focused on asking “what is the nature of God?” Should we really be so concerned with who or what such a power is, if we do not truly understand what purpose that power holds in our lives? Watching Radio Free Albemuth is a personal cinematic experience and this is what I feel is at the core of the film’s story.

Based upon science-fiction legend Philip K. Dick’s posthumously published novel of the same name — a story line that first began with Valis (1980) — Radio Free Albemuth is adapted for the screen and directed by John Alan Simon. Originally filmed in 2007, experiencing more than its share of difficulties, the film found itself stranded in post-production in 2010 where it remained until a successful Kickstarter campaign allowed the filmmakers to complete the film for official release. I »

- Travis Keune

Permalink | Report a problem


Radio Free Albemuth Will Only Be Fun for Philip K. Dick Diehards

24 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Crowdfunding sites have proven a boon to independent filmmakers whose work might otherwise never reach a wide audience. Radio Free Albemuth, an ultra-low-budget Philip K. Dick adaptation filmed all the way back in 2007, is one such example; writer-director John Alan Simon finally turned to Kickstarter in 2013 to fund a theatrical and digital release after nearly seven years of movie limbo. That said, it's easy to glean why this unapologetically niche film nearly died on the vine.

Albemuth is set in an alternate-reality California, where the country's increasingly fascistic president keeps tabs on the population through a uniformed volunteer group named Friends of the American People. Fans of the author will recognize its autobiographical elements: Our heroes are a »

Permalink | Report a problem


Sci-Fi drama season starting on BBC Radio 4

13 June 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

11 new dramatisations are coming to BBC Radio 4's Dangerous Visions season, feat. Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and new writers...

News

Attention sci-fi fans looking grumpily ahead at the next few weeks' shorts-and-spherical-object-packed TV schedules: radio is your sanctuary.

Specifically, BBC Radio Four and its second season of dystopian and science-fiction drama is your sanctuary. Tomorrow, Saturday the 14th of June, a run of eleven new dramatisations offering "clever, imaginative and disturbing takes on what the future might hold" begins under the umbrella title: Dangerous Visions.

First up in the fortnight of programming is modern sci-fi classic, Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man, with Game Of Thrones' Iain Glen voicing the title role, airing this Saturday at 2.30pm. That's closely followed by a new dramatisation of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? broadcast on Sunday the 15th of June at 3pm, featuring An Adventure In Space And Time »

- louisamellor

Permalink | Report a problem


Radio Free Albemuth Debuts Poster

10 June 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

One of the truly nagging difficulties with indie films is that it is often quite a while before you actually get the chance to catch them. Such is the case with Radio Free Albemuth, which made the festival rounds a few years ago now, and is finally getting released. If nothing else, it should be enough for many to know that it is based on a Philip K. Dick work. If that isn’t enough, it managed quite a lot of praise from those who caught it during that festival tour.

Starring Jonathan Scarfe, Alanis Morissette, and Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham, the film is hitting in select theaters on June 27th, and has released a new poster.

Any Sci-Fi fans out there need to take a look at this one, and make sure you get to it if you can. Philip K. Dick stories may sometimes get twisted around in the film adaptation, »

- Marc Eastman

Permalink | Report a problem


First Poster For Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth Debuts

9 June 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Coming to theaters & VOD June 27th, here’s a first look at the new theatrical poster for Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth.

The film stars Alanis Morissette, Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick & Scott Wilson.

In case you missed it, check out the trailer.

From sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly) comes his most prophetic thriller to date.

It’s 1985 in an alternate reality and Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe, Perception) begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls Valis. He and his wife (Katheryn WinnickVikings) move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government led by Us President Fremont (Scott WilsonThe Walking Dead).

With the help of his best friend, sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick himself (Shea WhighamBoardwalk Empire, American Hustle) and a beautiful, »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


Michel Gondry Still Working On 'Ubik' & John Lee Hancock To Direct Lenny Dykstra Baseball Flick

5 June 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, remember back at the beginning of May when it was reported that Michel Gondry had dropped an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's "Ubik"? Well, you can scratch that. It turns out that no long after that, he spoke with Den Of Geek and said the movie was still in play, though adapting it was proving to be a challenge. "I'm not sure yet," he told the site when asked if he was going to direct the project. "I'm still working on it, but it's taking forever." But again, the transition from page to screen seems to be a tricky one for the director. "It’s a very strong and dark story. There’s a lot of surprises. The book takes you to places you don’t expect to go. It makes it very hard to adapt, so I’m a bit scared at the moment!" he explained. So »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Bruce Lee Biopic Draws ‘Adjustment Bureau’ Director (Exclusive)

30 May 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Adjustment Bureau” director George Nolfi has come on board to helm Bruce Lee biopic “Birth of the Dragon” for Groundswell Productions and Qed International.

The film will be produced by Qed topper Bill Block, Groundswell CEO Michael London, Janice Williams, Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele. Kelly Mullen of Groundswell exec produces.

London told Variety that producers are aiming to begin shooting next spring.

The film is inspired by the true story of Bruce Lee’s historic 1965 duel with Wong Jack Man, China’s most famous kung fu master at a time when San Francisco’s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads. The story of the match is told from the perspective of Steve Macklin, a young disciple of Lee, who ultimately joins forces with Lee and Wong to battle a vicious band of Chinatown gangsters.

The team of Wilkinson and Rivele, whose credits include “Nixon” and “Ali,”  came »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Harrison Ford Being Sought to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

15 May 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Readers with long memories may recall that Sir Ridley Scott has been mulling over the notion of making a sequel to his 1982 science fiction classic, Blade Runner, since last year; they may also remember that towards the tail end of 2012, that film’s star, genre icon Harrison Ford, expressed a modicum of subdued interest in reprising his role as the android-hunting Rick Deckard. As much as the film is self-contained, Scott seems to have more story to tell within the dystopian world Phillip K. Dick invented on the page in 1968.

What, exactly, that story happens to be about remains an enigma. Scott hasn’t made more than a peep about his script, or even the ...

Click to continue reading Harrison Ford Being Sought to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

The post Harrison Ford Being Sought to Return for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel appeared first on Screen Rant.

»

- Andy Crump

Permalink | Report a problem


Harrison Ford Offered to Reprise Rick Deckard Role in 'Blade Runner' Sequel

15 May 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's official: Harrison Ford has been offered to reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard in the sequel to "Blade Runner." The film is a followup to the 1982 classic by the now-very busy Ridley Scott -- who was just announced to direct Matt Damon in "The Martian," as well as having "Prometheus 2" in the pipeline in some capacity -- and will be written by Hampton Fancher (who co-penned the original, adapted from Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?") and Michael Green. Scott has been attached to the project since its original announcement in 2011. While it's unusual for producers to go public with their news of an offer to an actor, they're probably hoping that an emphatic reaction, online or otherwise, from fans would sway Ford, who's also starring in the latest "Star Wars" installment, into taking the bait. There hasn't been any word from Ford's camp yet. »

- Beth Hanna

Permalink | Report a problem


Will Harrison Ford Come Back For ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel?

15 May 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Reports are coming in this afternoon that an official offer has gone out to Harrison Ford to return to the role of Rick Deckard in a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-if movie Blade Runner.

The original film was based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by celebrated science fiction author Phillip K. Dick, writer of the source material behind Minority Report, Total Recall and Payback.

Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new film, according to Alcon Entertainment, who made the offer public earlier on today.

Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in an official release:

“We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”

Scott is said to »

- Paul Heath

Permalink | Report a problem


Harrison Ford Officially Asked to Return for 'Blade Runner' Sequel

15 May 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. based Alcon Entertainment (Prisoners, The Blind Side, The Book of Eli) has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) and Michael Green are the screenwriters.

While the story is being kept under wraps, it takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson had this to say in a statement.

"We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project."

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Harrison Ford Got An Offer To Return In 'Blade Runner' Sequel

15 May 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment (‘Prisoners,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘The Book of Eli’) has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to ‘Blade Runner,’ it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the 1982 adaptation) and Michael Green are the screenwriters.

While the story is being kept under wraps, it takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

Johnson and Kosove said:

“We believe that Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have crafted with Ridley Scott an extraordinary sequel to one of the greatest films of all time. We would be honored, and we are hopeful, that Harrison will be part of our project.”

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. »

- Kellvin Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


'Blade Runner' sequel: Ridley Scott wants Harrison Ford back

15 May 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Han Solo is not the only Harrison Ford character making a comeback. Ridley Scott wants the actor to reprise the role of Replicant-hunter Rick Deckard for an upcoming Blade Runner sequel.

In a somewhat unusual move, the producers at Alcon Entertainment announced this morning that they are making an offer to the 71-year-old actor to appear in the movie, which obviously would pick up several decades after the events of the original sci-fi tale.

Ford would not be the only veteran to return: Along with original director Scott, the film is being written by Hampton Fancher (who helped adapt the »

- Anthony Breznican

Permalink | Report a problem


Harrison Ford Courted for ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

15 May 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alcon Entertainment wants Harrison Ford to return for Ridley Scott's sequel to “Blade Runner,” and it wants him so bad that it announced its offer to the actor in a press release Thursday morning. That is a highly unusual move in Hollywood where studios try to cover up potential castings until the deals are closed. Ford starred in Scott's original film, a glimpse into a dystopian-future Los Angeles based on Philip K. Dick's book. The movie bombed at the box office when it first came out, but is now regarded as one of the greatest science fiction movies ever made. »

- Lucas Shaw

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

1-20 of 77 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners