Bryan Singer Set to Direct Heinlein's 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'
Several of Robert A. Heinlein's works have been turned into movies and TV shows and now one more is on the docket. THR reports X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer is set to be at the helm of an adaptation of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. The film version will simply be called Uprising with "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim adapting the book for the screen. Heinlein's 1966 sci-fi novel follows a lunar colony as they begin to revolt against their rulers back on Earth, almost like a Revolutionary War tale in space. It sounds like this could be Singer's next project after X-Men: Apocalypse.
The original book won the Nebula Award, which honors sci-fi and fantasy literature in the United States, as well as the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967. The book almost made it to the big screen before with DreamWorks making an attempt with Pirates of the Caribbean writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio on board at one time, and another instance involving Phoenix Pictures and Harry Potter producer David Heyman. But when neither iteration worked out, the rights reverted back to Heinlein's estate. It'll be interesting to see if Singer can do something great outside of X-Men again. Sound good?