The Martian’s author is making another film with Ridley Scott

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 19, 2016 18:49 IST
Matt Damon in a still from The Martian. (YouTube)

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, has set up an untitled movie project at Fox with producers Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg.

Fox bought Weir’s pitch and hired him to write the script for the project, which will be the author’s first screenplay. The studio is keeping the details under wraps, reported Variety.

Weir self-published The Martian as his first novel in 2011 as a free serial on his website, then sold it on Amazon Kindle before selling the rights to Crown Publishing, where it became a New York Times bestseller.

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He has since published short story The Egg and Across the Lake.

The Martian movie adaptation received seven Academy Award nominations, including best picture for Scott, Kinberg, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffman, best actor for Matt Damon and best adapted screenplay for Drew Goddard.

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