Bryan Singer Adapting The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

He'll tackle the Robert A. Heinlein book


by James White |
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He might be deep in pre-production on his latest foray into the mutant world of the X-Men with Apocalypse but Bryan Singer is keeping one eye out for potential other projects. He’s now attached to direct an adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s science-fiction tome The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress{ =nofollow}.

Marc Guggenheim, best known at the moment for working on shows such as Arrow and The Flash, will write the script drawn from Heinlein’s 1966 novel.

The plot finds a lunar colony deciding that it really doesn’t want to be ruled by Earth and the political/military fallout that comes with the choice to revolt. Heinlein was nominated for the Nebula award and took home the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967.

And given how popular his work has been as fodder for screen adaptations – think The Puppet Masters and Starship Troopers – this is a title that has aroused interest in the past, with DreamWorks hiring Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio at one point and then Phoenix Pictures and Paddington producer David Heyman taking a crack, to no avail.

20th Century Fox is behind this latest effort after picking up the rights, and the studio will be hoping Singer has a little more success with this latest effort. At least, that is, once he’s finished Apocalypse, which is scheduled to start shooting in April and is set for a May 19 release next year.

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