While a lot of Robert A. Heinlein’s novels have been eyed over the years, only a few have seen varied adaptations into film and TV. Fox is looking at tackling one now with the 1966 novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which won the Nebula for that year and the Hugo the year afterward. The project is being adapted by Bryan Singer with March Guggenheim set to work on the screenplay adaptation under the name Uprising.
This’ll be the third attempt at adapting it as DreamWorks tried it before and Phoenix Pictuers as well.
With Bryan Singer in the midst of pre-production on X-Men: Apocalypse, this may be his next film after that.
Plot concept: It is a tale of revolution, of the rebellion of the former Lunar penal colony against the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. It is the tale of the disparate people–a computer technician, a vigorous young female agitator, and an elderly academic–who become the rebel movement’s leaders. And it is the story of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is known only to this inner circle, and who for reasons of his own is committed to the revolution’s ultimate success.