James Ponsoldt, director of The Spectacular Now, may still be in post-production on his latest cinematic effort, The Circle, but that hasn’t stopped him from committing to his next project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ponsoldt will be directing a film adaptation of Inconstant Moon, an award-winning science fiction short story from author Larry Niven, for the big screen.
21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, who are responsible for this year’s eight-time Oscar-nominated sci-fi film Arrival, will produce the still-untitled film, along with Ponsoldt, Vince Gerardis and Gillian Bohrer for 1978 Pictures, Created By and Fox 2000, respectively.
Inconstant Moon takes place during Earth’s final night before a natural disaster potentially destroys it and follows a couple who tries to make sense of the madness.
Ponsoldt has stepped behind the camera a number of times now, including on such critically acclaimed movies as Smashed, the aforementioned Spectacular Now and The End of the Tour, and has managed to deliver on nearly every occasion. In just the past half-decade alone, he’s emerged as one of the most exciting voices in all of cinema.
Daniel Casey (Incognito) has been tapped to pen the script for the project.