Bryan Singer set to direct ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’
"Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox set to adapt the award winning novel"
Bryan Singer has been very busy man of late, X-Men: Days of Future Past
made $748.1 Million worldwide, making it the most successful movie in the series and he is now deep into pre-production for the sequel X-Men: Apocalypse
. It now looks like Singer has his next project lined up, an adaptation The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
The Hollywood Reporter
broke the news that 20th Century Fox have brought the film rights for The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
executive producer Marc Guggenheim writing the adaptation. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
is an award winning novel by Robert A. Heinlein, winning the Nebula award in 1966 and the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel in 1967. It tells the story of a colony on the Moon rebelling against their rulers from Earth.
There have been attempts to adapt The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
by Dreamworks and Harry Potter
producer David Heyman. Both attempts were unsuccessful and the rights reverted back to the Heinlein estate.
Previous adaptations of Heinlein's work include the TV miniseries Red Planet
and the 1997 cult classic Starship Troopers
is set to come on May 19 2016 in the UK and May 27 in the United States.