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Geneva Robertson-Dworet — the scribe behind Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain Marvel — has been tapped to adapt The Martian author Andy Weir’s latest novel, Artemis, for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The novel, which was released last November by Crown Publishing, is a near-future thriller that follows directionless 20-something Jazz, chafing at the constraints of her small town, Artemis, which also happens to be the first and only city on the moon. A budding smuggler, Jazz unwittingly finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for the control of her hometown.
Artemis was picked up preemptively by Fox and New Regency last May. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing via Genre Films. Michael Schaefer is overseeing for New Regency and Steve Asbell is overseeing for Fox.
The Martian (2015), directed by Ridley Scott, was a huge success for the studio, bringing in $630 million at the global box office and seven Oscar nominations.
Robertson-Dworet is becoming one of Hollywood’s go-to blockbuster writers. She has worked in studio writers’ rooms like Paramount’s Transformers room and also penned the recent Tomb Raider reboot. She has credits on in-development projects such Dungeons & Dragons. She is repped by WME, Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.
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