Paul Giamatti to Star as Philip K. Dick

by | August 8, 2006 | Comments

He night not be as famous as H.G. Wells or Isaac Asimov, but ask a sci-fi enthusiast what they think of Philip K. Dick, and get ready for a lengthy conversation. The late and legendary author is earning himself as posthumous biopic, and it looks like Oscar-nominee Paul Giamatti will be playing the central role.

From Variety: "Paul Giamatti is in negotiations to star as sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in an untitled biopic… Authorized biopic also is being produced by the Philip K. Dick Estate through its Electric Shepherd Prods. Tony Grisoni ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") will write the screenplay.

Dick, who died in 1982, penned more than four dozen books and numerous short stories, with at least seven being adapted for the bigscreen … The nontraditional biopic will interweave the prolific author’s life with his fictionand incorporate elements of his last unfinished novel, "The Owl in Daylight."

The films based on Mr. Dick’s work are "Blade Runner," "Total Recall," "Screamers," "Impostor," "Minority Report," "Paycheck," "A Scanner Darkly," and the upcoming "Next."

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