Director James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now, The End Of The Tour), is set to helm a film based on Larry Niven’s 1971, Hugo Award-winning short story Inconstant Moon for Fox 2000 according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The production company behind the project is Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps currently riding high on the success of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival.
Inconstant Moon raises the question: how would you spend your last night on Earth? When the moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realise the sun must have gone nova and they only have a few hours until the Earth rotates into the deadly sunshine.
Inconstant Moon was previously adapted for the small screen as a 1996 episode of The Outer Limits.