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Adaptation Watch: Bryan Singer to Adapt Robert A. Heinlein’s THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS

Good news for Heinlein fans!

The Hollywood Reporter says Bryan Singer will be adapting Robert A. Heinlein’s Classic SF book The Moon is a Harsh Mistress for Twentieth Century Fox. The project appears to not be relying on name recognition. It’s being called Uprising, obviously to reflect the plot of the book, which is about a lunar colony that revolts against the Earth. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967 and was nominated for the 1966 Nebula award.

This is not the first adaptation of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. In fact, it’s happened twice before — once by Dreamworks and once by Phoenix Pictures — but neither prject was completed and the rights expired, reverting them back to the Heinlein estate. If completed, this will add to the list of Heinlein stories that have been adapted to other media…a list that includes the 1953 film Project Moonbase, the 1994 TV mini-series Red Planet, the 1994 film The Puppet Masters, and the 1997 film Starship Troopers.

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2 Comments on Adaptation Watch: Bryan Singer to Adapt Robert A. Heinlein’s THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS

  1. There’s a script by Tim Minear for The Moon is a Harsh Mistress floating around the ’net, written about ten years ago. I hope Bryan Singer produces something at least as good.

  2. I fully expect them to water down the polyamorous family structures.

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