Amazon Studios just quietly greenlighted the drama The Man In the High Castle.
Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel, The Man In the High Castle is written by Frank Spotnitz (of the X-Files) and to be directed by David Semel (Legends). It is set in 1962 and explores an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs. Fascism rules and the few surviving Jews hide under assumed names. But an aging Hitler has one foot in the grave, and the Japanese are preparing for an imminent Nazi stab in the back. The U.S. Resistance is scattered, scared, or crushed.
It was originally aimed at being a four-hour miniseries on SyFy but they bailed on it. “The Man in the High Castle” is one of Philip K. Dick’s best works – some would argue that is due to the additional editing he gave the book rather than shorting it as he did on other novels in a push for money. GorT would argue that it is just one of the lesser “odd” novels by the author. Philip K. Dick had a serious drug issue and some various mental health issues – some of his novels incorporated aspects and artifacts from these issues.
GorT is looking forward to the adaptation and is impressed Amazon is stepping up and throwing down on something like this with the traditional network channels.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.