Andy Weir is probably best known for his sci-fi novel turned Matt Damon movie The Martian. The acclaimed author is making his return with his upcoming novel titled Artemis. Weir says it will be a crime story – set on the moon.
This new book’s protagonist is Jazz, a young resident of the first city on the moon, Artemis. She finds herself in over her head as she deals with the consequences of her part-time smuggling job. She can’t pay her debts with her lowly job as a porter, so the perfect score is all too appealing. Jazz’s struggle takes place in the midst of a struggle for control of Artemis itself! We will have to read the novel to see if there is any mention of potatoes.
Check out the cover art! It’s dark, foreboding, and very science fiction. I especially love the font! The moon is displayed prominently on the cover, with the sun’s light barely glimmering over the edge. Epic!
Surprise, surprise – Fox has already picked up rights to a movie adaptation of the novel. With Weir’s proven success at the box office, it’s a no-brainer for the studio to jump in early, even before the book itself reaches the public. The film will be produced by Simon Kinberg, who has The Martian on his impressive resume. Keep in mind this project is separate from the deal 20th Century Fox put together with Weir and Kinberg last year. Hmm… I wonder what that one will be!
Also, check out this awesome video interview with Weir, giving his thoughts on his new book:
The book lands this November and is bound to be a bestseller. Whenever a movie adaptation of a book is announced, I always have mixed feelings. I love films, but so much can get lost in the interpretation of text to the big screen. I especially feel uneasy when a movie is announced before the book even hits stores. On the other hand, I’m a big fan of Andy Weir’s work, so I really hope they don’t mess this up!
What do you all think? Are you excited for this book and upcoming movie? Let us know in the comments!