If you haven't read Andy Weir's second novel Artemis, you really really should. The author of The Martian followed up his red planet survival and adventure story with a lunar tale featuring a female protagonist. She lives and works on the first colony on the Moon called Artemis, and it's being developed into a film that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct.
Today the news dropped that the film will have a female screenwriter, and she's got a space hero in her background to boot. Geneva Robertson-Dworet is tackling the script for Artemis, and this is really great news. Most recently, the new Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander featured a screenplay by Robertson-Dworet, proving she knows how to write for strong female characters. Her upcoming big flick is a little indie thing called, you know, CAPTAIN MARVEL!
Sure, Lord and Miller are the pair fired by Lucasfilm and Disney from the Solo: A Star Wars Story flick, but Artemis will be the right project for the pair considering how all out they're willing to go to create the semi-gravity world.
We've chatted with Weir a few times now, and most recently, it was about the film.
We'll let you know as soon as we learn more about the upcoming FOX film, like casting and expected time frame etc. In the meantime, pick up a copy and read Artemis, or listen to the audiobook as narrated by Rosario Dawson.