If you’ve been wondering how ‘Radio Free Albemuth’ would look as a film you may wonder no further! John Alan Simon might be new to both directing and writing but he is taking on a big project to start off with as he adapts Philip K. Dick‘s novel ‘Radio Free Albemuth’ for the big screen. You may have heard about the film years ago and promptly forgot about it as it was shot in 2007 with no word on it since it was complete. Now, it is finally getting a release through Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) who have obtained the DVD and VOD rights to the movie which has a June 27th 2014 release date penciled in.
The film takes place in an alternate 1985 where Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady, played by Jonathan Scarfe (‘Perception’,’The Sheldon Kennedy Story’), starts to have strange visions that he claims are sent by aliens called VALIS. He moves with his family to LA and starts a successful music career with ulterior plans to overthrow the U.S. Government who is run by President Fremont, played by Scott Wilson (‘The Walking Dead‘,’The Last Samurai’). He has the backing of his best friends, a science fiction writer and mysterious woman, and falls into a conspiracy that will blow everyone away.
Check out the trailer below:
Philip K. Dick has had much of his work featured on the big screen and it is always fun to see a new take on it. This one, however, is one of the few lower budget adaptations as most of them (like ‘Total Recall‘ and ‘Minority Report’) have had quite the financial backing.
What do you think of having a chance to see a film version of ‘Radio Free Albemuth’? Did the trailer catch your attention or do you prefer the higher budge adaptations? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter