Monday, April 12, 2010

Blunt Adapts To Dick's "Adjustment"

Actors Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are starring in the science fiction feature "The Adjustment Bureau" adapting the short story "Adjustment Team" by author Philip K. Dick ("Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"), to be distributed by Universal.

Dick's daughter, Isa Dick Hackett, is Executive Producer.

The "Adjustment Team" was first published in Orbit Science Fiction, Sept-Oct 1954, No.4, then reprinted in "The Sands of Mars and other Stories" in 1958.

Premise of the film, set in Manhattan, follows 'David Norris' (Damon), a charismatic congressman and former star basketball player from Fordham University who meets ballet dancer 'Elise Sellas (Blunt), but 'strange circumstances' keep their love apart.

The new feature is directed by "Bourne Ultimatum" screenwriter George Nolfi, adapting Dick's short story, also starring Anthony Mackie, Terrence 'Zod' Stamp, Shoreh Agdashloo, John Slattery and Michael Kelly, with music by James Horner.

"The Adjustment Bureau" will be released July 30...