Harry here... Robert Heinlein is a genius and my favorite two novels of his have yet to be adapted (or butchered) into the loving embrace of a cinema near you or me. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND was once being adapted for Tom Hanks - but I haven't heard a peep about that one in a long long time, but David Heyman, one of those HARRY POTTER producers has decided to use his Potter Power to attempt a literary adaptation of not only a great science fiction novel, but a novel that birthed modern libertarianism... I am, of course, talking about THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. My father handed me THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS at the age of 13, and well... I wouldn't necessarily say it significantly altered my future political affiliations... given I was wearing NO NUKES and QUESTION AUTHORITY t-shirts beginning at the age of 5 and 6 years old, but it most definitely made very familiar with the exclamation - "TANSTAAFL!!!"
Actually, if not for my absolute love for Richard Kelly's original screenplays and my wish that he'd never divurge from that route, I'd love for him to take a shot at adapting THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS - there are themes echoed in BESSIE that bare an affiliation with Heinlein's wonderful novel.
The blurb/logline that's going out to potential screenwriters reads like this:
An unassuming computer repair man living on the moon in the future becomes part of a cadre of revolutionaries plotting cessation from earth - with the aid of MIKE, a super computer that has recently come alive.