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Radio Free Albemuth
Directed by John Alan Simon
Produced by John Alan Simon
Dale Rosenbloom
Stephen Nemeth
Written by John Alan Simon
Philip K. Dick
Starring Alanis Morissette
Jonathan Scarfe
Release date(s) TBA
Country United States
Language English

Radio Free Albemuth is an upcoming American film adaptation of the 1985 science fiction novel Radio Free Albemuth by author Philip K. Dick. The film is written, directed, and produced by John Alan Simon and stars Alanis Morissette in a lead role. Filming began in October 2007 in and around Los Angeles. The film does not yet have a release date scheduled.



Elizabeth Karr as Mrs. Brady Matt Letscher as Mr. Brady Rosemary Harris as Light Angel


In February 2004, Utopia Pictures & Television acquired the rights to three novels by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, including the 1985 novel Radio Free Albemuth, considered to be a semi-autobiography of the author. Producer John Alan Simon was attached to produce film adaptations based on the novels, including Radio Free Albemuth.[3] Simon became the writer and director for the film adaptation for Radio Free Albemuth, and filming began in October 2007 in and around Los Angeles.[1]

Simon said that the film may be titled VALIS upon release. He explained, "The script is based at this point almost entirely on Radio Free Albemuth. The financiers like the title VALIS better -- so that's the tentative title. Since [Radio Free Albemuth] is essentially the first draft of VALIS, we ended up with rights to both from the estate of [Philip K. Dick]." He further commented that "[i]f [Radio Free Albemuth] is successful, VALIS the book would form the basis for the sequel to VALIS the movie. In other words, the story of VALIS would form the basis for VALIS 2."[4]


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