News: Geneva Robertson-Dworet To Adapt The Andy Weir Novel Artemis

Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been brought on to adapt Artemis for 20th Century Fox and New Regency, the follow-up novel from The Martian author Andy Weir. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the film, their first gig after being fired from the Han Solo standalone film. The book was released on November 14, 2017 by Crown Publishing. The Martian has sold more than 3 million copies since it was released in 2014. It was also turned into the 2015 film from 20th Century Fox starring Matt Damon, which received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

Artemis is a hard sci-fi thriller set in the 2080's-2090's on the lone city of the moon called Artemis. The story follows Jazz, a directionless twenty-something constrained by her small town. With debts to pay and a salary that barely covers the rent, she can’t say no when a life-changing opportunity drops in her lap. But she then finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of the city itself.  

Robertson-Dworet has been a hot commodity. Her upcoming credits include Marvel's Captain Marvel, and the Spider-Man spinoff Silver & Black. She also wrote the MGM reboot of Tomb Raider.