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Who Will Be The Victor When EARTH VS. MOON??

Merrick here...
How much more Geeky-promising can a title be?
plot details for what is being described as a sci-fi epic are being kept under wraps
...says THIS ARTICLE in Hollywood Reporter. Universal has picked up this pitch after a bidding war. The idea comes from Paul Wernick (Executive Producer of THE JOE SCHMO SHOW and once a producer of BIG BROTHER...both on TV), and Rhett Reese (a writer on MONSTERS, INC.) The duo will Executive Produce EvM, which Scott Stuber (THE KINGDOM, the forthcoming WOLFMAN) will produce. Know more? TELL ME!

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  • April 9, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST


    by StephenHawkingDiarrhea


  • April 9, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Earth vs Moon?

    by Stevie Grant

    I'm having a hard time figuring out what the plot would be.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Title first, story second?

    by dastickboy

    Is this a Snakes on a Plane kind of deal?

  • April 9, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Could you post a less useful article?

    by StephenHawkingDiarrhea

    This is like telling us a movie is going to be released but we don't know anything about it. Thanks, but no thanks.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Earth = Empire, Moon = Rebels.

    by UltimaRex

    You all know it.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Whoever wins, we lose!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Seriously. If earth gets destroyed we are fucked, and if the moon gets destroyed we are fucked too, because of its influence on gravity and flood and shit like that.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Dumb vs. Dumber

    by RetroActive

    That's what they meant to say...

  • April 9, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    the Earth by two...the Moon is shaky from the free throw line

    by just pillow talk

    Memphis knows what I'm talking about...

  • April 9, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I missed First?!!

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass


  • April 9, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Will the Victor be Victor Garber?

    by tonagan

  • April 9, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Or Victor Mature?

    by tonagan

  • April 9, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Or maybe Victoria Jackson?

    by tonagan

    If they want to be high-concept.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Didn't Hollywood already..

    by Batman Begins Sucks Ass

    ...shoot a picture in the 60's about the moon and people being on it and stuff? Had some actor named Buzz Alderon or Lightyear or something? heheh

  • April 9, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Awww, HELL NO! Welcome to earf !!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Dats wha' I call a close encounter!<p>

  • April 9, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's the sequel to MOON 44 ?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    It'll be renamed to Moon 45...<p>Oh man, that was lame...

  • April 9, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Too Moon!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • April 9, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST


    by Motoko Kusanagi

    EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!! EvMINO!!!

  • April 9, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    EvM will feature TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I just wonder which space ball will lose...

  • April 9, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Earth vs Moon - Whoever wins...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...we lose!

  • April 9, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Holy crap!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Der Langhaarige already did that! Now I feel even worse...

  • April 9, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    This Sounds Awfully Familiar...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Separatists moon colonists anyone? retro...;-p

  • April 9, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    This may be just a hoax title

    by random dude

  • April 9, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Moon 1 Earth 0 : Space 1999

    by Jugs

    you know it.

  • April 9, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Will this be a steel cage match?

    by SpyGuy

    I predict Moon wins after being handed a pair of brass knuckles by Pluto, setting up the Earth Vs. Pluto grudge match.

  • April 9, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Hopefully the Moon will throw big rocks at the Earth

    by FluffyUnbound

    Using mass drivers. BOOM! Hello, tidal wave!

  • April 9, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    by Raymar

    I'd imagine.

  • April 9, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by PrezMike

    This post is about a file title with absolutely no detail whatsoever on the movie with a quote of things completely "under wraps", and then asks for more info? I thought this site is about "cool news"?

  • April 9, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    The 1950's called

    by welsh12uk

    they want there movie title back.

  • April 9, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    by SaluteYourShorts


  • April 9, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    very cool

    by SaluteYourShorts


  • April 9, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    The Moon is a Hrash Mistress

    by Sailor Rip

    Yeah, I'd imagine it would be something like this. The Moon, now with people on it, want to secede from Earth rule and a revolutianry type war starts. BTW, if that is the plot, Heinlien's Estate should sue.

  • April 9, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    New reality series?

    by grampageezer

    It will actually be a reality series set in the future with a group of Earth rednecks living and trying to get along in the same bio-sphere on the moon with little grey aliens. Plenty of wacky hi-jinks galore as they compete in light-gravity obstacle courses, mentally-challenging puzzles, and strive to rise above obvious cultural differences. (See local channels for listings)

  • April 9, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by jackofhearts29

    It's the working title for a biopic of Keith Moon, actually just a reenactment of his 108-minute drum solo competition in 1971 with the band Rare Earth

  • April 9, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    The Day The Moon Stood Still

    by dtpena

    is a better title

  • April 9, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Go Moon!!

    by C.K. Lamoo

    I hate that fucking Earth.

  • April 9, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    "Hrash" Mistress, eh?

    by kidkosmic

    I wonder if this is a deal where the winning studio had already optioned Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" (there was an AICN story about that deal recently, Harry?) and is going to merge this script/story? Something like this was done with I Robot and Hard Wired (a spec).

  • April 9, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Dumb ass hollywood

    by alienindisguise


  • April 9, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    the moon is SO gonna pwn the earth...

    by vaudeville villain

    seriously... EVERYONE knows that the earth has a glass jaw, and a good right cross from the moon would drop it in an instant. and you also know that if the earth didn't just lay there and cry, it would probably sue the moon rather than getting up and jumping into an all out fray.

  • April 9, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Whatever. Earth could take the moon, no problem.

    by beastie

    We've got fire power, intelligence (debatable I know), and a long history of war. What the hell does the moon have? Rocks? Psh.

  • April 9, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Venus vs. Uranus

    by Knuckleduster

    Y'know, for the gays.

  • April 9, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    No details equals who gives a crap

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    We want a SPACE:1999 Sci-Fi series. Remake/reimagine it as SPACE:2099. Get rid of the psychadelic stuff, put in more action, and you got a helluva show.

  • April 9, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this will end up a Tim Story joint.

    by Series7

  • April 9, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Earth and moon get along in Jimmy Dean comercials.

    by Diagnostic

    I bet they are still working on the story. Shia Labouff as the Moon!

  • April 9, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I think it was posted to get more details...

    by Yeti

    Isn't that what this site is for?

  • April 9, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Wasn't the original Earth taken out by an

    by Dingbatty

    immense asteroid/planetoid, how the moon was formed?

  • April 9, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    That's no moon...

    by MarvinMartian

    It's a space station!

  • April 9, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Hercules has already defeated the Moon Men.

    by Fred

    So that leaves the Moon Women to be spanked this time around. Severely spanked. Spankedy spank spank spank those naughty naughty Moon Women.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    These 2 guys created Joe Schmo

    by Oski

    I don't expect much, I just hope it isn't like my idea because I ripped mine off fair and square.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    the moon is hollow

    by seabiscuits

  • April 9, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    how is the moon hollow? it's made of cheese!

    by vaudeville villain

    or at least that's what i learned from countless hours of watching tom and jerry cartoons as a kid.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I'm thinking the cow is going to play an integral part

    by just pillow talk

    in this, jumping over the moon and whatnot.

  • April 9, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I Choose The Moon..And here's why..

    by brock landers baby


  • April 9, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    well played, just pillow talk...

    by vaudeville villain

    but what of the cat and the fiddle? certainly it will be the igniting spark that triggers this unholy celestial/planetary blood bath!

  • April 9, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    by The StarWolf

    If it is, then I suspect Heinlein's estate might sue ... to have his name removed from any part of it. Especially if they make as bad a hash of it as they did with Starship Troopers. And, let's face it, the novel would take at LEAST three hours to be suitably developed on screen. No way they'd turn out a film that long. Feh.

  • April 9, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    indeed you are right vaudeville...

    by just pillow talk

    It's been a debate for the ages, who's to blame more? Me, I've always thought that fiddle was a bit shady...

  • April 9, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    This Had Better Be RAH

    by Roboteer

    Original SciFi w/o a number after it? Good. But what a travesty it would be to lift his work on the 100th anniversary of his birth. TREK already stole his tribbles (flat cats) with not so much a mention of him as a 20th Century literary icon in 5 TREK TV series. BTW, so all the Moon has to fight with is rocks? Precisely!

  • April 9, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Is this going to be anything like Santa Clause Conquers the Mart

    by Jak0lantern01

    I hope so.

  • April 9, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Martians, dammit!

    by Jak0lantern01

  • April 9, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Better question: Who will shoot into the Moon's eye???

    by finky089

    10:1 says it's Braffed making like he was aiming for his Dad's backside.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by TheLastAngryMan

    Zombie, for crimes against the acting community.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    by TheLastAngryMan

    And for marrying a fucktard.

  • April 9, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    The Earth is losing its grip on

    by NoodlesHahn

    the moon. If the solar system was allowed to exist long enough, eventually the moon would slingshot out into space. But of course the sun will turn red giant before that can happen.<br><br>So in conclusion, in the battle of Earth vs. Moon -- advantage, Sun.

  • April 9, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Will Star Bai Ling...

    by Embeedeuce

    After all, she says she's from the moon.

  • April 9, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogan's ass will battle the planet??

    by Uncle Stan

  • April 9, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Perhaps they will moon us

    by WarpedGeorge

    Best. Talkback. Ever.

  • April 9, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    I hope it's that. I really, really, really do.

  • April 9, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    The Moons is a Harsh Mistress rip-off?

    by Shub-Wankalot

    May not be a cheap substitute if Heinlein's estate get wind of it. Of course, Hollywood hasn't been shy about stealing ideas and re-packaging them...greed is good.

  • April 9, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Stargate: Earth vs. Moon

    by NoHubris

    Stargate lives on!

  • April 9, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Can you see this, Denver?

    by doodler

    Because i'm doing it as hard as i can....... gotta love the Moononites

  • April 9, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Special Guest Referee: Uranus

    by justgetreal

  • April 9, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by bswise

    Blahhhh, Blah Blah Blah-Blah...

  • April 9, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Movie to be made!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    What movie and whose in it and what it is about to come in a few years...or not. Anyway, our sources DO indicate a movie is being made RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

  • April 10, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    Wasn't this a video game already?

    by PirateEmery

    I think I played that Zelda game called Majora's Mask that had this exact same essence.

  • April 10, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Will the moon have a scary face on it?

    by PirateEmery

    Like in Majora's Mask?

  • April 10, 2008, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Also already been done by ...

    by Shan

    ... to some degree in Philip K Dick's "Time Out of Joint" and Samuel R Delany's "Triton" did have part of its plot to do with luna colonies vs Earth.

  • April 10, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Another cerebral movie from Hollywood

    by CuervoJones

    "Dumb fun" is the new motto.

  • April 10, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Its raining Moon news

    by SarumanTheChef

    Man, I started a blog on Moon Colonization a week and a half ago (, and now all of a sudden all my usual news sites have been raining stuff about the very topic. First a fat thing on Yahoo about a 60 minutes feature, now this, among others. Good timing, I guess, haha

  • April 10, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Black Bolt is Pissed

    by Midnightxpress

    I bet it's more to down with evolution, and the Moon folk have evolved into strange inhumans with really wierd powers, and of course they, like all good B Movie aliens, want to invade our beloved globe...

  • April 10, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    so which side will Bruce and Cybil choose?

    by just pillow talk

    They can't have it both ways, living on Earth but calling their show Moonlighting. Fucking pick a side!

  • April 10, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    the same goes for you too, Ralph and Alice!

    by vaudeville villain

    that's real slick residing here, yet calling your show The Honeymooners. there's no having your cake AND eating it too. or would that be moon cheese? pick a god damned side, you moonie bastards!

  • April 10, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    to be fair to Ralph and Alice...

    by just pillow talk

    They were in black and white, so they didn't know any better.

  • April 10, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    He's been doing stuff like this a lot lately. He's trying to stir up title-spamming frenzies to up the hit count. Check out the recent muppet movie article and TB to see what I mean.

  • April 10, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah, about as

    by Bill Brasky

  • April 10, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    ...damn 'Return' button gets you all the time...

    by Bill Brasky

  • April 10, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    As I was saying...

    by Bill Brasky

    Yeah, about as "Geeky-promising" as SNAKES ON A PLANE...

  • April 10, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Having watched The Mighty Boosh

    by Lane_myers111

    i dont think the moon would fight anyone

  • April 10, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    The real question has to be...

    by justgetreal

    Whose side will Unicron be on? I gotta think that would give someone a real advantage.

  • April 10, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    How About a Script Review, If Possible?

    by NoHubris

    Moriarty's script reviews for THE FOUNTAIN and WORLD OF TOMORROW from 2002 are all time greats and belong in the AICN Hall of Fame. It'd be great to have a EARTH VS. MOON review similar to those.<p>Without it, TBers' imaginations will run wild -- as in thinking Earth Vs. Moon is a dance contest film about Earth Dancers ( vs. Moonwalkers ( See, I got weak. :)

  • April 10, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    im sure transformers fans that actually liked the whole UNICRON crap ...may think the moon transforms into a giant robot that wants to destroy the earth for being so pretty and hogging all the

  • April 10, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Snakes on the earth vs. snakes on the moon

    by Mr Willi

    ... sounds more interesting.

  • April 10, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Why does the moon attack?

    by bswise

    To get to its Dark Side.

  • April 10, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    by Curious_Jorge

    check it

  • April 11, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    If this is a knock-off of "Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

    by Archive

    Then as long as they don't use specific images or phrases from the book, Heinlein's estate has no claim. I've always wanted an adaptation of that book, and at the same time there's a lot about it that's tricky, cinematically. The character of "Mike" and the familiar ways Heinlein characters interact in general works a lot better on the page than on screen, because on screen there's not enough conflict to keep the actors busy. In Heinlein, people tend to agree with one another A LOT, and agreeing with people isn't all that dramatic. Beyond that, the third act relies hevaily on random help from other dimensions, which is only placed in context at the end of entirely different novels, like The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. Simply taking the idea and running with it might be the simpler solution... although I think if one can find a way to embrace the tone and the challenges, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress could be incredible.

  • April 11, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Believe me,

    by Archive

    The studio would much rather take the content from a pre-existing novel if they can - they want the pre-built in recognition. My guess is that someone spent money on that production of "Moon is a Harsh Mistress" we were hearing about a few years back, and they could't nail the script. Now they want to make use of what they have... It's just a hypothesis.

  • April 11, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Head in a Box

    by Archive

    In a war between celestial bodies, having a huge gavity well is a lot like having the low ground, mate. The Earth has to shoot rockets at the Moon, and rockets are expensive. At 1/6 Earth gravity, the moon can hurl basically anything at the earth. Their need for thrust drops on a huge order of magnitude. Remember how tiny the rocket on the Lunar lander was? And as it happens, the moon is made of huge, huge rocks. No, gravity does not win.

  • April 11, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Heinlein had a thing...

    by Archive

    ...for hurling big rocks at inhabited worlds, didn't he? He's got a point. There's so much destructive force available in nature, why build weapons?