Dickheads get ready: John Alan Simon’s motion picture adaptation of PKD’s Radio Free Albemuth is finally about to be released!
For the rest of you, Philip K. Dick was the author of the books on which the movies Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall and A Scanner Darkly were based; Radio Free Albemuth is his most prophetic science fiction thriller.
Simon told disinformation,
“The American establishment – and Hollywood in particular – keeps trying to make PKD safe and give him the good house-keeping seal of approval, but like the bizarre, transforming product UBIK in his great novel of the same name, PKD keeps re-asserting his true subversive nature. Though Radio Free Albemuth was written almost 30 years earlier, it’s amazing to me how prescient Dick was in his vision of the post-9/11 terrorist American state, particularly during the Bush years when the curtailment of civil liberties seemed at its peak.”
Here’s the official movie description:
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In an alternate reality 1985, Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe), a record store clerk in Berkeley begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS.