'Artemis' Film Gets Script from 'Captain Marvel' Writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet

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.

'Artemis' Film Gets Script from 'Captain Marvel' Writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet

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 SoloA 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.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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