Radio Free Albemuth (film)
|Radio Free Albemuth|
|Directed by||John Alan Simon|
|Produced by||John Alan Simon
|Written by||John Alan Simon|
|Based on||Radio Free Albemuth
by Philip K. Dick
Radio Free Albemuth (2010) is an American film adaptation of the science fiction novel Radio Free Albemuth by author Philip K. Dick, which was written in 1976 and published posthumously in 1985. The film is written, directed, and produced by John Alan Simon and stars Alanis Morissette in a lead role. Filming began in October 2007 in and around Los Angeles.
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- Alanis Morissette as Sylvia
- Jonathan Scarfe as Nick
- Shea Whigham as Phil
- Katheryn Winnick as Rachel Brady
- Hanna R. Hall as Vivian Kaplan
- Ashley Greene as Rhonda
- Mason vale Cotton as Ezra
- Elizabeth Karr as Mrs. Brady
- Matt Letscher as Mr. Brady
- Rosemary Harris as Light Angel
- Patrick Ian Moore as FAP Guard
- Paul Gutierrez as FAP Guard
In February 2004, Utopia Pictures & Television acquired the rights to three novels by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, including the 1985 novel Radio Free Albemuth, considered to be a semi-autobiography of the author. Producer John Alan Simon was attached to produce film adaptations based on the novels, including Radio Free Albemuth. Simon became the writer and director for the film adaptation for Radio Free Albemuth, and filming began in October 2007 in and around Los Angeles.
Simon said that the film may be titled VALIS upon release. He explained, "The script is based at this point almost entirely on Radio Free Albemuth. The financiers like the title VALIS better - so that's the tentative title. Since Radio Free Albemuth is essentially the first draft of VALIS, we ended up with rights to both from the estate of Philip K. Dick." He further commented that "if Radio Free Albemuth is successful, VALIS the book would form the basis for the sequel to VALIS the movie. In other words, the story of VALIS would form the basis for VALIS 2."
The film premièred on February 27, 2010 at the Sedona International Film Festival.
A trailer for the film was released on March 2, 2011.
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- Dana Harris (2004-02-01). "Utopia picks Dick works". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- Gregg Goldstein (2007-10-30). "Morissette a novel vision for 'Radio'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2007-11-20.[dead link]
- AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN ALAN SIMON
- "First trailer for Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth with Alanis Morissette". io9.com. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2012-09-20.