Fresh off their Han Solo firing, the Jump Street directing duo of Lord & Miller are moving on to a different sci-fi project. This one is called Artemis, and it comes from The Martian author Andy Weir.
20th Century Fox is releasing the film, and according to The Hollywood Reporter “the plot follows Jazz, a twentysomething part-time smuggler living on a city on the moon who uncovers a conspiracy.” It sounds oddly familiar to another character in another movie. Wonder if Weir’s character fly a ship called the Shmillenium Shmalcon.
It was June when Lord & Miller were fired from the Han Solo film and replaced by Ron Howard, so they probably want to work with Weir on Artemis to show off some of their abandoned ideas for the Star Wars spinoff. t could be an interesting comparative piece, depending on how similar it turns out to be and when it’s ultimately released.
Stay tuned for more news on Artemis.