The Martian team reuniting at Fox with new Andy Weir pitch
20th Century Fox is reuniting The Martian team — again.
EW has confirmed that the studio has picked up an untitled pitch by author Andy Weir, who penned the original novel that went on to become a critical and box office hit. While plot details for Weir’s new project are being kept under wraps, Weir will write the screenplay, with Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg — who directed and produced The Martian, respectively — set to produce.
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The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard adapted Weir’s story of astronaut Mark Watney, who’s stranded and left for dead on Mars, and Matt Damon starred in the film adaptation, which earned $630 million worldwide and was nominated for seven Oscars.
Just last week, Fox reunited multiple Martian alums on another project: a movie based on S. Craig Zahler’s Western novel Wraiths of the Broken Land. Scott is directing, with Goddard writing the script.
Deadline first reported the news of Weir’s pitch.