Phil Lord and Chris Miller Will Direct ARTEMIS a Sci-Fi Heist Film Set on The Moon
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to direct their first film project since being let go from the Han Solo movie. The film is called Artemis, and it's based on an upcoming book from Andy Weir, the author of The Martian.
This seriously sounds like a great project for them! It's a sci-fi "adrenaline-charged crime caper" film that's set on the moon! It's also said to feature "smart, detailed world-building based on real science." Here's the story description from Deadline:
It centers on Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz, just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis—and it’s the first and only city on the moon. She’s got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn’t exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz can’t say no, and she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
This is the kind of story that has the makings of a really cool movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Lord and Miller end up doing with it. Seems like a project that they could have a lot of fun with.
The movie is set up at Fox and New Regency and it's being produced by X-Men franchise producer Simon Kinberg. According to the report, this is a big priority for the studio. Does it sound like a movie that you would want to see?