11:39am PT by Mia Galuppo
Ridley Scott, Andy Weir Reteam for New Project at Fox
The creative forces behind The Martian are reteaming for a new film.
Andy Weir, the author of the space-set survival tale, has sold a pitch to 20th Century Fox, with Martian director Ridley Scott and producer Simon Kinberg attached to produce the project through their respective Scott Free and Genre Films productions banners.
Story details are being kept secret.
Aditya Sood at Genre and Scott Free’s Michael Schaefer will oversee the project, along with Fox's Steve Asbell.
It was previously announced that Scott and Kinberg are set to reteam with another Martian creative, writer Drew Goddard, who adapted Weir's book for the screen.
Goddard will pen the adaptation of S. Craig Zahler's revenge western Wraiths of the Broken Land, which was acquired by 20th Century Fox. Scott will then direct with Kinberg attached to produce.
The Martian, which starred a wise-cracking, potato-obsessed Mat Damon, grossed $630 million at the global box office and was nominated for seven Oscars, including one for Best Picture.
Weir is repped by CAA and Launch Books.