Richard Linklater has announced that his film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A SCANNER DARKLY will be treated with the same digital rotoscoping technology used on his film WAKING LIFE. VARIETY also reports that Keanu Reeves has signed to star in the Warner Independent Pictures and Thousand Words production.
Set in the future, the story follows an undercover agent who becomes addicted to the face-changing drug Substance D that splits his personality.
George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's Section 8 will produce the project. Thousand Words' Jonah Smith and Palmer West will serve as producers along with Warner Independent Pictures' Mark Gill.