List of adaptations of works by Philip K. Dick

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Philip K. Dick was an American author known for his science fiction works, often with dystopian and drug related themes. Some of his works have gone on to be adapted to films and series garnering much acclaim, such as the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner, which was an adaptation of Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, released three months posthumously to Dick's passing. The only adaptation released in his lifetime was a 1962 episode of the UK TV series Out of This World, based on Dick's 1953 short story Impostor. Other works such as the films Total Recall, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly have also gone on to critical or commercial success, while television adaptations such as The Man in the High Castle has gone on to long-form television adaptation successfully. In 2017, following the success of Netflix's science fiction short story series Black Mirror, and its own success with The Man in the High Castle, streaming service Amazon Prime Video paired up with Channel 4 to produce a series of short stories originally released between 1953 to 1955 under the series title Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, the only adaptation bearing the author's own name. The following is a list of film and television adaptations of his writings.[1]

Source work Film Adaptation TV Adaptation
Title Published Type Title Released Director Series or Episode Title Aired
The Hood Maker 1953 Short story     Julian Jarrold Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams 2017
The Commuter 1953 Short story     Tom Harper Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams 2017
The Hanging Stranger 1953 Short story     Dee Rees Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' "Kill All Others" episode 2017
Second Variety 1953 Short story Screamers

Screamers: The Hunting

1995

2009

Christian Duguay

Sheldon Wilson

   
Paycheck 1953 Short story Paycheck 2003 John Woo    
Impostor 1953 Short story Impostor 2002 Gary Fleder Out of This World episode, adapted by Terry Nation 1962
Sales Pitch 1954 Short story     Marc Munden Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' "Crazy Diamond" episode 2017
Exhibit Piece 1954 Short story     Jeffrey Reiner Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' "Real Life" episode 2017
The Father Thing 1954 Short story     Michael Dinner Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams episode 2017
Adjustment Team 1954 Short story The Adjustment Bureau 2011 George Nolfi    
The Golden Man 1954 Short story Next 2007 Lee Tamahori    
The Crystal Crypt 1954 Short story The Crystal Crypt 2013 Shahab Zargari    
The Impossible Planet 1955 Short story     David Farr Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams 2017
Human Is 1955 Short story     Francesca Gregorini Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams episode 2017
Autofac 1955 Short story     Peter Horton Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams episode 2017
Foster, You're Dead! 1955 Short story     Alan Taylor Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' "Safe and Sound" episode 2017
The Minority Report 1956 Short story Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg Minority Report 2015
The Man in the High Castle 1962 Novel     David Semel The Man in the High Castle 2015[2][3]
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale 1966 Short story Total Recall

Total Recall

1990

2012

Paul Verhoeven

Len Wiseman

Total Recall 2070 1999
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Novel Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2049

1982

2017

Ridley Scott

Denis Villeneuve

   
Confessions of a Crap Artist 1975 Novel Confessions d'un Barjo 1992 Jérôme Boivin    
Radio Free Albemuth 1976 Novel Radio Free Albemuth 2008 John Alan Simon    
A Scanner Darkly 1977 Novel A Scanner Darkly 2006 Richard Linklater    

Supporting references and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Graeme McMillan - The Many and Troublesome Adaptations of Philip K. Dick (hollywoodreporter.com), June 6, 2015
  2. ^ Adi Robertson, 2015, "Amazon green-lights The Man in the High Castle TV series," THE VERGE (online), February 18, 2015, see [1], accessed 27 February 2015.
  3. ^ Hilary Lewis, 2015, "Amazon Orders 5 New Series Including 'Man in the High Castle'," The Hollywood Reporter (online), February 18, 2015, see [2], accessed 27 February 2015.