Phil Lord and Chris Miller to direct adaptation of Martian creator’s new novel

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In accordance with Deadline, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have discovered their first characteristic directing gig since getting fired from the Han Solo film. They’ve signed on to make Artemis, an adaptation of the upcoming novel from The Martian creator Andy Weir. The e book gained’t be launched till November, but it surely’s apparently an “adrenaline-charged crime caper” with “sensible, detailed world-building based mostly on actual science” a few “directionless twentysomething” named Jazz who goals of leaving her small city—which really occurs to be on the moon. Jazz can be a smuggler in area who will get unexpectedly wrapped up in a bigger story, which might be a coincidence and never a sign that Lord and Miller actually want they had been nonetheless making the Han Solo film.

As Deadline factors out, this entire factor is fairly high-profile due to the success of The Martian and the way in-demand Lord and Miller at the moment are that their schedule opened up. It feels like the 2 of them had been being courted by just a few studios, with one of many potentialities being a return to The Flash film (which they wrote a draft of the script for some time again). They’re additionally engaged on a brand new comedy collection for ABC.

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