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'Artemis' cover and Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Unreleased Book From ‘The Martian’ Author Already Becoming a Movie

Artemis, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, is due out November 14th from Crown Publishing Group, but the film adaptation already has directors attached. Funny guys Chris Miller and Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) are slated to direct the sci-fi spectacle.


'Artemis' cover

Image Via Crown


Here’s the book’s description courtesy of the publisher:


An adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science. It centers on Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz, just another too-smart, directionless twenty-something 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.


Based on the hiring of Lord and Miller, it’s probably safe to extrapolate Artemis’s tone. Also, Weir has a proven sense of humor. Though, based on the directing duo’s filmography, I do hope we’re not in for two and a half hours of meta humor. Please leave the sci-fi genre uninsulted, guys. It’s pure.


If you’re feeling hyped, order Artemis here.

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