‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have jumped on board to direct the next feature from ‘Martian’ author featuring Ryan Gosling.
Based on the novel from Andy Weir – who also wrote ‘The Martian’ – the book is described as a solitary tale of an astronaut on a space ship who is tasked with saving the planet. It is said that the book is very much in keeping with the twists and gripping plotline as ‘The Martian’. Gosling is would play the role of the astronaut.
The latest novel in Weir’s arsenal is being referred to as ‘Project Hail Mary,’ and is described as a solitary tale of an astronaut on a space ship who is tasked with saving the planet. It will not be published until Spring 2021.
Gosling will also produce alongside Amy Pascal, Andy Weir, Ken Kao and Michael De Luca.
“All of us at MGM are incredibly excited by this literal dream team coming together around Andy’s astounding novel. With their masterful ability to balance drama, action, and humour, Phil and Chris are the perfect filmmakers to take on this unique material and we are thrilled to have them partner with Ryan, Ken, Andy, Amy and Aditya to bring this movie to life for big screens everywhere,” said De Luca and Pamela Abdy, MGM film group president.
Lord and Miller have been in hot pursuit since the overwhelming success of ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse’ and have since gone on to sign a first-look production deal with Universal. The pair’s Lord and Miller company has also expanded its television arm by signing a five-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. They will develop their own projects for network, cable and streaming platforms, champion new voices and be involved with developing a suite of series based on Sony’s collection of Marvel characters.