Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was made into the movie Blade Runner.
Book details for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick also wrote Impostor (story), The Scanner Darkly (1977), We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (story) (1990), Second Variety (story) (1991), Minority Report (story) (2002) and Paycheck (story) (2003).
THE INSPIRATION FOR BLADERUNNER. . .
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.
By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . .
They even built humans.
Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in.
Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
"[Dick] sees all the sparkling and terrifying possibilities. . . that other authors shy away from."
Movie details for Blade Runner
The movie was released in 1982 and directed by Ridley Scott, who also directed Cold Heaven (1991), White Squall (1996), Heaven (1998), Black Hawk Down (2001), Matchstick Men (2003) and A Good Year (2006). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong, Morgan Paull, Kevin Thompson (II), John Edward Allen, Hy Pyke, Kimiko Hiroshige, Bob Okazaki, Carolyn DeMirjian, Kelly Hine and Jiro Okazaki.