Hunger Games Director Helming Philip K. Dick's Vulcan's Hammer

Vulcan’s Hammer was published just before Philip K. Dick’s breakthrough novel The Man in the High Castle. It might not be the most well-known title by the celebrated author. Its pulpy story, like many Dick's, is eerily prophetic. Francis Lawrence, a director who has seen dystopian scenes in the past through films like I Am Legend and The Hunger Games, sees great potential for big-screen adaptations.

The Hollywood Reporter has the following to say about the story: "Hammer is set in the aftermath of a devastating war on Earth, when the nations form the Unity party, and cede global governance over to the Vulcan AI, which algorithmically dictates the policies Unity must follow." After Vulcan is attacked, and a special agent is killed, Unity director William Barris must unravel the mystery to determine who or what wants to destroy the system to which he has devoted his entire life.

Isa Dick Hackett was among the producers. She worked on adaptations such as Amazon's The Man in the High Castle or Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Also, she produced the feature film The Adjustment Bureau. These are just a few titles that were based on Dick’s work. Others include Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 and Blade Runner: Black Lotus.

There is no information yet about who will star or when it might be released. Lawrence's next release will be Slumberland, which is a Netflix movie adaptation of Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay. Jason Momoa stars in the film. After that, he has Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

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