Philip K. Dick was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. He explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered states. Many of his works have been turned into films.
The Game Players of Titan is a 1963 novel by Philip K. Dick that embodies all of the classic elements of a Dick novel, including a "post-apocalyptic setting, self destructive male characters, confusion as to what is real", etc. As the story goes, protagonist Pete Garden has just lost Berkeley and his wife, but he'll get a new one as soon as he rolls a three. It's all part of the rules of Bluff, the game that's become a blinding obsession for the last inhabitants of the planet Earth. But the rules are about to change--drastically and terminally--because Pete Garden will be playing his next game against an opponent who isn't even human, for stakes that are a lot higher than Berkeley.
Total Recall is a 2012 remake of the 1990 science fiction action film (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) of the same name, both of which are based on the novelette We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick. The remake will star Colin Ferrell as protagonist Doug Quaid/Hauser (a construction worker who discovers that he is actually a secret agent, who then travels to Mars to discover his true identity), Kate Beckinsale as Lori, and Bryan Cranston as the villain Vilos Cohaagen. Other cast members include Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, and Ethan Hawke. The film will be released on August 3rd, 2012.
Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake is finally here! After a great
deal of speculation, we finally get to see how it stacks up against
the original. So, how good is the movie according to the critics?
There is a stark contrast so far between critics and moviegoers -
with Rotten Tomatoes showing a cri…
According to director Len Wiseman, the new Total Recall remake -
starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale (in a rare villainous
role) - is going in a "different direction" from the original film.
Maybe that's a good thing? Check out the interview HERE and then
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