Ridley Scott to adapt Philip K Dick classic for Syfy

The Man In The High Castle coming to Syfy as a 4-part series from Ridley Scott

Striking cover art for Philip K Dick’s The Man In The High Castle

Ridley Scott is set to produce a four-part miniseries for Syfy based on Philip K Dick’s fantastic alternate history novel The Man In The High Castle, which depicts a post-war America divided between Japanese and Nazi German occupation.

Hunted creator and X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz will write the first two episodes and also serve as executive producer on the project, according to Digital Spy.

“Ridley Scott is one of my all-time favourite filmmakers and this is one of my all-time favourite books,” said Spotnitz. “So I am incredibly honoured and thrilled to have this opportunity.”

The Man In The High Castle is one of Dick’s most imaginative and captivating works and certainly one of my favourites,” added Scott. “I am pleased to team up with the singular Frank Spotnitz and Syfy, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd and FremantleMedia International to bring this epic to audiences who will find this story as intriguing and riveting as we do.”

Pick up Ridley Scott’s best known Philip K Dick adaptation, Blade Runner, as a 30th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray for £33.99 from Amazon.co.uk.