Phil Lord & Chris Miller to Direct Andy Weir’s ARTEMIS

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the filmmaking duo behind ‘21 Jump Street,’ ‘The LEGO Movie,’ and ‘The Last Man On Earth,’ have been tapped to direct a feature adaptation of ‘The Martian’ author Andy Weir’s forthcoming novel, ‘Artemis.’

Set to bookshelves in November, the book is officially described as follows:

“Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.”

Simon Kinberg (‘Deadpool,’ ‘X-Force’) and Aditya Sood (‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘The Martian’) are on board to produce, with Steve Asbell overseeing development.