“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress,” one of Robert A. Heinlein’s several Hugo winning novels, is heading to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that an adaptation is in the works with “Arrow’s” Marc Guggenheim adapting the 1966 tome and X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer planning to direct. There will be a title change, however, as the big screen version will be known instead as Uprising.
Set in the year 2075, the original novel follows a rebellion against the Earth by humans living on a Lunar penal colony.
Heinlein is no stranger to the big screen. In 1950, he adapted his own novel Destination Moon for a George Pal production. Director Stuart Orme subsequently brought Heinlein’s The Puppet Masters to the screen in 1994. Then, Paul Verhoeven adapted the author’s Starship Troopers three years later. Earlier this year, Michael and Peter Spierig offered their own take on Heinlein’s story “All You Zombies” with their film, Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke.
Lloyd Braun and Thor Halvorssen are planning to produce Uprising with Andrew Mittman and Jason Taylor serving as executive producers.
Singer is next set to helm his fourth X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse, which is about to begin production in Montreal. Look for it in theaters May 27, 2016 and check back for further details on Uprising as they become available.
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