Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek's The Halcyon Company has secured first-look rights to the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K Dick.

Halcyon will develop film, television and other media adaptations of Dick's works alongside Electric Shepherd Productions, the production arm of the late science fiction writer's estate run by his daughters Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett.

Dick's back catalogue has spawned films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and Paycheck.

'Philip K Dick is one of the most gifted and influential writers in American literary history,' Halcyon co-chief executive officer Kubicek said. 'We are honoured to collaborate with Electric Shepherd on such an important and compelling body of work. Halcyon will passionately strive to ensure that the projects preserve the high-level of integrity he brought to the page.'

'Our father's library and legacy are deeply important to us and we will strive to bring the highest level of integrity to each project we produce under this new arrangement with The Halcyon Company,' Isa Dick Hackett said.

Russell Binder of Striker Entertainment and Peter Levin of Bellrock Media were instrumental in closing the deal. Electric Shepherd and the Philip K Dick Estate are represented by Chris Tricarico of Tricaro Chavez.

Last May Halcyon acquired all rights to the Terminator franchise, granting it the right to produce any future Terminator film, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights.

Electric Shepherd productions is producing a Philip K Dick biopic set up at HBO Films/Picturehouse.