Gas StationThis week, Roslyn got another taste of Hollywood when crews came to town to shoot the pilot episodes of an Amazon original mini-series based on the novel, “The Man in the High Castle.”  The novel was written by Phillip K. Dick, and is being produced by Ridley Scott.  This isn’t the first time Scott has brought a Philip K. Dick novel to the screen.  Dick’s novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, was the basis of the movie “Blade Runner.”  Other movies based on Dick’s writing include Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and Screamers.
The Man in the High Castle” takes place in 1962, in a world where Germany and Japan were the victors of World War II.  Over the last few days, much of downtown Roslyn was transformed into the alternate reality that is depicted in the book.  Harper’s Lumber became a gas station and the Roslyn Café (made famous in the Northern Exposure television series) was converted into the Sunrise Diner.  Classic cars and trucks were also brought in to fit the period (some of which were owned by Roslyn residents).
Technically, the series is “in development” and the content being produced is in the “pilot” stage, which means there is no guarantee the show will make it to completion.  However, the production team includes some accomplished talent and, with Ridley Scott at the helm, chances are good this production will make it across the finish line.  More images from the production can be viewed here.

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