After the immense success of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian, it makes sense to turn anything Weir comes up with into a movie immediately. The author’s latest sci-fi novel Artemis isn’t even in shops yet, but an accompanying film has already been confirmed with Fox and New Regency acquiring the rights last May.
Not only that, but the film adaptation of Artemis already has some directors attached, according to Deadline: The LEGO Movie‘s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Lord and Miller are currently writing the script for the upcoming animated Spider-Man film after exiting the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off movie earlier this year due to creative differences.
Simon Kinberg and Aditua Sood are joining the duo on Artemis to produce through Genre Film, and Steve Asbell is overseeing everything for Fox.
You can read the synopsis for Artemis here:
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
Artemis by Andy Weir goes on sale on 17 November. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.