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 logline 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.
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.