Oh, 2017. How much nicer you are to me than that last, horrid year was. From Hollywood Reporter:
After nabbing a spaceship’s worth of Oscar nominations for Arrival, Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps banner are jumping back into the elevated sci-fi drama genre.
Fox 2000 has preemptively picked up an untitled pitch that is based on Inconstant Moon, a short story written by Larry Niven, the author behind the sci-fi literary classic Ringworld.
(Via Facebook) Here’s the thing about this: it’s dead easy to adapt this short story. Inconstant Moon entirely takes place in Los Angeles, and the special effects are manageable. And do I think that 21 Laps can handle a project like this?
…Yes. Yes, I do.
One thought on “Arrival/Needful Things production team 21 Laps to do Larry Niven’s Inconstant Moon.”
“Inconstant Moon” is a nice little vignette, but I’m not sure there’s enough meat on that particular bone to make even a 90 minute movie.
There’s a 45 minute “Outer Limits” episode of the story (you can find online pretty easily by Googling if you’re interested) and even that feels stretched a little thin.
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