Thursday, August 24, 2006

Moon is a Harsh Mistress

The problem with movies based on Bob Heinlien book are they tend to suck. Oh, yeah they have a guilty pleasure facination, Starship Troopers is a fun bug hunt but only lightly touches on the themes of civic/citizen responsibilty in the midst of a war; AND it stars Doogie Howser, Michael Ironsides and Caspar Van Dien, not exactly thespians.

So I got all excited when I saw this snippet on the Corner:
While Whedon is the writer/director of the film Serenity he is only the co-creator of the show. He worked with his friend/colleague Tim Minear, who wants to make a film version of “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.”

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress created by the doyens of Firefly? Sign me up! I cannot think of anyone else who could tackle this book without ripping out the philosophical underpinnings that make the Revolution move forward.

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