This classic story by Issac Asimov is about another planet. A planet much like our own. Except they have never experienced …
“Nightfall” originally aired on “X Minus One” on December 7, 1955.
Back in March, we reported on Alcon securing the rights to produce prequels and sequels to the film Blade Runner. At the time we had this to say:
We’re usually fairly sanguine about these things. But we think: Grubby Hands + Blade Runner = Genre Rape. We wouldn’t mind a filmmaker taking another pass at Philip K. Dick‘s original novel. But the world of Blade Runner should be kept singular and alone. Are you with us?
And in response to a comment we added this:
Even if Ridley is involved, we’re not that interested. BR was a specific movie, made at a specific time, and should be left alone.
Well, that eventuality has come to pass. Deadline reported today that Ridley Scott has signed to direct this project. It is unclear at this point where it’s a sequel or prequel. And Harrison Ford’s involvement also isn’t known.
So? Do we stick to our original reaction? Sadly, yes, some movie universes should just be left alone. No matter how enticing a potential sequel or prequel might be. They shouldn’t be disturbed. Just think how much happier we’d all be if The Matrix had ended after one film.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Ridley Scott will produce a four part BBC miniseries based on Philip K. Dick‘s Hugo Award winning novel The Man in the High Castle. The novel is about a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. This represents the first Ridley Scott adaptation of one Dick’s works since Blade Runner. Howard Brenton has been hired to pen the adaption.
This is great news. The Man in the High Castle is a classic of Science Fiction literature. And a thrilling read. We highly recommend it.