It feels like Phil Lord and Chris Miller were kicked off Star Wars only last month, with a constantly busy schedule I don’t think it matters too much for the charismatic couple. Not only did they have multiple future projects lined up, an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony and a sequel to the beloved LEGO Movie for Warner Brothers, they also have projects still in development they decided to leave behind like DC’s Flash movie, which is still in pre-production hell as it is. The duo spends as much time writing as they do directing.
After being booted off the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off for apparently veering off Lawrence Kasdan’s script, the two didn’t have much to say other than ‘sorry’. Now they’ll be helming a new film based on Andy Weir’s novel ‘Artemis’. This is the same author behind The Martian, Ridley Scott’s upbeat sci-fi which did well at award season and at the box office. So far, all that’s known is that Artemis is a heist movie set on Mars, with the book heading for release in November, the rights were snatched up by 20th Century Fox and New Line earlier in the year.
Meanwhile, Star Wars Han Solo spin-off catching up to it’ schedule, now being helmed by experienced director Ron Howard.