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The works of literary great Robert A. Heinlein have been immortalized on celluloid since 1950 with more than a dozen projects adapted from his written works including ‘Project Moon Base‘, ‘Red Planet‘, ‘The Puppet Masters‘ and ‘Starship Troopers‘. While the novels didn’t quite transfer seamlessly from one story-telling avenue to the other, the general theme has been the same. Hoping to make a successful transition with one of Heinlen’s more difficult pieces is Bryan Singer, and the title is ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress‘.
Published in 1966, Mistress centers on a lunar colony’s revolt against rule from Earth. I mean what do you expect when you have roughly 3 million inhabitants living on the Moon that have been sent away for being criminals or political exiles and their offspring, especially when the only governing force or Warden in place to protect Earth is a master-mind of a computer called Holmes IV which holds basically total control of all machinery on the lunar surface.
Marc Guggenheim will be adapting the piece under the title ‘Uprising‘. Singer is hoping to make better success of the project than his predecessors have, twice before Dreamworks has attempted to adapt the novel but has gotten only so far as a script but languished and rights returned to the author’s estate.