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Andy Weir's 'Artemis' Gets 'Captain Marvel' Screenplay Writer: Report

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Cover art for “Artemis,” the new novel by “The Martian” author Andy Weir, out Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 by Crown Publishing Group. (Image credit: Crown Publishing Group)

20th Century Fox has chosen movie writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt Andy Weir's "Artemis," an action-packed crime caper set on an isolated moon base.

Robertson-Dworet is also writing the screenplay for the "Captain Marvel" movie, scheduled to be released in 2019, according to a new report from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, known for "21 Jump Street" (2012) and "The Lego Movie" (2014), are set to direct, the report added, and Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce the movie for Fox and New Regency.

"Artemis," which Weir published late last year, follows the lunar native (and smuggler) Jazz Bashara after she gets the job of a lifetime. An audiobook version of the novel, narrated by Rosario Dawson, was released simultaneously. 

Weir is known for his scientifically detailed novel "The Martian," which came out as a movie in 2015 starring Matt Damon. "Artemis," too, shows Weir's eye for world-building and detail — from the economics of a moon base to the subpar coffee that brews at one-sixth Earth's gravity.

The movie version will no doubt have that same sense of place — hopefully with a stronger eye for character to bring the narrative to the next level.

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Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.