Philip K. Dick Is Ready for His Closeup Now
In death, troubled sci-fi writer is darling of Hollywood
By Janice Eisen,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2007 7:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sci fi writer Philip K. Dick died paranoid, impoverished, and obscure. But since his death in 1982, nine movies have been based on his novels—including Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall—-and interest in his work , eerily prescient of the digital age, has never been higher. 

With an assist from his daughters, the Los Angeles Times reports,  there are six new film projects in the works, including a biopic starring Paul Giamatti. Blade Runner: The Final Cut, showcasing director Ridley Scott’s original vision of the box-office disaster that's become a classic, will be released in October. A Library of America edition of four of Dick’s novels has just been issued.