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Phil Lord & Christopher Miller set to direct Andy Weir's Artemis

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After Phil Lord and Christopher Miller departed the STAR WARS Han Solo spin-off, there was the question of just which project they'd tackle next, and it seems that we finally have an answer. Deadline reports that Lord and Miller have signed on to develop and direct ARTEMIS, which will be based upon the upcoming novel of the same name by THE MARTIAN's Andy Weir.

After Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN proved to be a tremendous success, Twentieth Century Fox was quick to aquire Weir's upcoming novel in the hopes of replicating that success. ARTEMIS tells the story of Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz, a directionless twenty-something dreaming of a better life beyond the small town she lives in, except in this case, that small town is Artemis, the first and only city on the moon. With debts to pay and barely enough money to cover her rent, Jazz takes the chance on a life-changing score which thrusts her straight into the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will be working with the studio in order to sign a writer to adapt Andy Weir's upcoming novel.

A synopsis of "Artemis" via Amazon:

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.

Andy Weir's "Artemis" will be released on November 14, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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