Terminator producers adapt Dick

The producers of the Terminator saga have just announced that they are to bring Philip K Dick's award-winning novel Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said to the big screen.

Originally published in 1974, it's the tale of a wealthy, adored celeb who wakes after an assassination attempt to discover that no one has ever heard of him. The setting is a futuristic dystopia where America has become a police state following a second Civil War.

Touching on such typically Dickian concerns as identity and paranoia, the book bagged the John w Campbell Award for best SF novel in 1975 and was nominated for both a Nebula and a Hugo Award.

“There is such a treasure trove of material in Philip K. Dick’s work that it was a tough choice to decide which would be our debut film," say producers Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson, whose Halcyon Company has secured the first look rights to produce works by the late author in conjunction with Electric Shepherd Productions, the production arm of his estate. "His collection of sci-fi stories is truly unique and in a league of its own. Dick’s work by its very nature is perfect for the big screen."

Previous Dick adaptations include Total Recall, Minority Report, a Scanner Darkly and 1982's untouchable Blade Runner.