AceShowbiz - Robert A. Heinlein's science fiction novel "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" will get a big screen treatment as Twentieth Century Fox has recently won the rights to the movie. And the studio has hired Bryan Singer to lend a helping hand as its director, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
In addition to directing, Singer is set to produce alongside Lloyd Braun of Whalerock Industries and Thor Halvorssen. Andrew Mittman and Jason Taylor, meanwhile, are tapped to executive produce the upcoming feature. Marc Guggenheim will be writing the script.
Heinlein's "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" tells the story of a lunar colony's revolt against rule from Earth. It was nominated for the 1966 Nebula Award and won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel back in 1967.
Attempts to adapt the novel for big screen had been made twice before by DreamWorks and Phoenix Pictures, but none came to fruition. As for the latest effort by Twentieth Century Fox, no details have been made available just yet, including shooting schedule, cast, and release date.
No stranger to directing high profile flicks, Bryan Singer is currently helming the highly anticipated superhero film "X-Men: Apocalypse". The film is in pre-production with Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac, and Michael Fassbender starring in it. It is slated for May 27, 2016 release.