Halycon eyes 'Flow My Tears' for big screen

Rights to Philip K. Dick estate picked up in 2007

CANNES -- Halcyon Co. co-founders and co-CEOs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson, who picked up first-look rights to sci-fi author Philip K. Dick's estate in 2007, have selected his 1974 novel "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" as the first of his works they will adapt for the screen.

Set in a futuristic, dystopian world, "Tears" is the tale of a celebrity who wakes up after an assassination attempt to find no one has ever heard of him.

Isa Dick Hackett and Laura Leslie, co-founders of Electric Shepherd Prods., the production arm of the Dick estate, will develop the work alongside Kubicek and Anderson. Dale Rosenbloom and John Alan Simon also will produce.

Dick's works have served as the basis for such movies as "Blade Runner," "Total Recall," "Minority Report" and "A Scanner Darkly," which together have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.

Halcyon also holds various rights to the "Terminator" franchise, and Kubicek and Anderson are among the producers of "Terminator Salvation," which Warners releases domestically May 21.