The latest to be rumoured as being on his radar is a feature adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Ubik”, the story of a security firm, specialising in blocking telepathic espionage. It obviously gets a bit more involved than that, with their latest job taking place on the moon and some “time-slippage” arising as well. Apparently Celluloid Dreams optioned the novel back in 2008 but nothing more came of that.
Given that Time magazine listed Ubik amongst their “Top 100 novels of our time”, it must be felt to be a pretty special property. Blade Runner, Minority Report, A.I. and Total Recall all worked out very well from Dick’s source material and The Adjustment Bureau looks set to continue that trend.
“The We and I” is still believed to be Gondry’s next film, but perhaps Ubik (with a different title?) will be next up after that. It certainly sounds like an intriguing, if typically Dickian story, so hopefully we’ll get to see Gondry’s take on it before too long.