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Philip K. Dick "A Scanner Darkly"


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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   GARY C

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Posted March 31 2004 - 08:27 AM

Canoe news link (good for a few days)

A few bits from the article.

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Keanu Reeves will be starring in an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel "A Scanner Darkly," Variety reports.

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Richard Linklater ("School of Rock") is in talks to direct the film.

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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Jefferson Morris

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Posted March 31 2004 - 08:52 AM

Does anyone know if Linklater would script this himself, or take advantage of the script that Charlie Kaufman already wrote?

For any who are interested, Kaufman's script is available for download on the website www.beingcharliekaufman.com.

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#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted March 31 2004 - 10:26 AM

A PKD thread with more than one reply? GARY, tell me your secret.

An answer to Jefferson's query, yes it is the Linklater script, as of now.

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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Beth Pearson

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Posted May 18 2004 - 06:08 AM

Filming has just started here in Austin. Robert Downey Jr. was working out at my gym last night - slogging away on the stepmill with a hoodie sweatshirt on to hide his face, studying what appeared to be a big binder of production notes. Even the local press has been pretty quiet about this one, aside from this little snippet from the Austin American Statesman:

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Add Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochran to the cast of Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly," the Philip K. Dick sci-fi adaptation headlined by Keanu Reeves and set to lens here later this month in live action. Later it will be animated à la "Waking Life."


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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted June 21 2004 - 07:13 AM

Some more and some of the same information from the PKD official site.

http://www.philipkdi...ner-061204.html

Interesting to hear the "PKD Trust's" involvement. Once again, high hopes.

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#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted June 21 2004 - 07:13 AM

Some more and some of the same information from the PKD official site.

http://www.philipkdi...ner-061204.html

Interesting to hear the "PKD Trust's" involvement. Once again, high hopes.

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#7 of 27 ONLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted February 20 2005 - 10:47 AM

The trailer is up on IFILM right now: http://www.ifilm.com.../2665143?htv=12

It's a really interesting look, much refined from "Waking Life" Should be an interesting project, looks like proper science fiction rather than scifi-action.

#8 of 27 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted February 20 2005 - 12:01 PM

Great novel. Linklater is an interesting filmmaker and I will be looking forward to seeing this adaptation.

#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Chris Harvey

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Posted February 20 2005 - 01:41 PM

I saw the trailer before CONSTANTINE -- looks very intriguing.

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted February 21 2005 - 04:29 AM

Nice cast in the film too. Plus a great writer/director in front of it and star source material. Put me in the excited camp. Loved Waking Life, really enjoy Dick's writing/story concepts, like most of everything else Linklater does. Lots of different reasons to be hopeful here.

#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted February 21 2005 - 04:39 AM

Yes, agreed, I'm up and running on this one again.

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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Kachi Khatri

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Posted February 21 2005 - 08:33 AM

The trailer looks intriguing. I don't recall seeing any movie in this fashion, a technique I believe they call is rotoscoping.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to this mainly because it's another PKD adpatation.

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Posted February 21 2005 - 08:56 AM

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I don't recall seeing any movie in this fashion, a technique I believe they call is rotoscoping.


You should see Linklater's "Waking Life", then. He uses the same technique for that film as well. Personally, I like the look.

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#14 of 27 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted February 21 2005 - 09:39 AM

i dont know if i could take a whole movie like that.
either entirefilm is animated traditionally orlive action.
dont know if i'm ready for one like this yet.
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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted February 21 2005 - 09:47 AM

Looks interesting. The style of the film has me wierded out though. They used it for Waking Life but that still looks rather animated. Here, it looks too realistic. It looks like they just put lines over the actors or something. Posted Image
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Posted February 19 2006 - 07:24 PM

New trailer.

http://pdl.warnerbro....lr2_qt_700.mov

Man, I can't wait for this!


#17 of 27 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted February 22 2006 - 03:43 AM

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You should see Linklater's "Waking Life", then. He uses the same technique for that film as well. Personally, I like the look.
An insurance company uses this technique for its TV commercials and I think it's ultimately diminished the impact of its use in feature films.
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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Alex-C

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Posted February 22 2006 - 07:53 AM

Any PKD project is a blind buy for me.
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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   BridgetJZ

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:14 AM

I recently bought A Scanner Darkly -- I haven't been able to get past the first couple of pages as of now. I'm hoping that I'll gather up the attention span to kill it in one sitting...its a relatively short book.

In either case, I'm a little confused by the animation...I would like to see some scenes as live action, but chances are, I'll be checking this outie.

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Posted February 22 2006 - 08:34 AM

My prediction: this is the one that will finally, successfully bring PKD to the screen. It'll be dark, it'll be funny, it'll be more sociology than sci-fi... it'll be right.

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