Start with a fantastic novel by an icon of science fiction (who has strong feelings about how his work should be translated from page to screen), combine with the stylings of an ambitious, visionary director, stir in a dash of liberties taken by a leading man, and you’ve got the basic recipe for a sci-fi neo-noir’s tremendous success —but that’s by no means the full story! This video shows how collaborative of an art movie-making really is, and how the creative talents of many different people (including, as it turns out, none other than William S. Burroughs) combined to take this dystopian epic from page to screen.