After a bidding war among four studios, Universal has picked up Earth vs. Moon, a pitch from writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, for Scott Stuber to produce.

The Hollywood Reporter says the plot details for what is being described as a sci-fi epic are being kept under wraps.

The acquisition marks the first for Stuber since the departure of partner Mary Parent, who last month became chairman of MGM's motion picture group. Stuber is production on The Wolf Man, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins and being directed by Joe Johnston.

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Brian B.