Author Andy Weir Announces New Book - Project Hail Mary
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The Martian Author Andy Weir Announces New Book: Project Hail Mary

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BY February 10, 2021

Fans of The Martian rejoice! Author Andy Weir has a new book coming out. The book is titled Project Hail Mary and is due for release in Spring of 2021. Similar to The Martian, the new book by Weir will see a solitary man struggling to survive in the cold void of space. Project Hail Mary is about a lone astronaut living on a spaceship. He might be the last hope for saving the Earth. The book is said to be full of twists and turns, along with the clever ingenuity that made The Martian so successful.

The New Book By Andy Weir Is Already Set To Become A Movie

Andy Weir New Book Author Andy Weir at NASA | Image via Wikimedia Commons

MGM has already acquired the rights to the title, setting it up for a film release. Since The Martian was such a big hit, it is no surprise that the rights to Weir’s new book is selling long before the novel’s release. Actor Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in the project, and will also act as producer alongside Ken Kao. Gosling must really love playing astronauts. The last film he appeared in was 2018’s First Man where he played Neil Armstrong.

Project Hail Mary is Weir’s fourth novel, although it will only be his second published by a major company. Weir famously self-published The Martian online in 2011, and it was picked up by Random House in 2014. His most recent title Artemis came out in 2017 and has also been optioned for film adaptation. 20th Century Fox holds the rights to that title. Geneva Robertson-Dworet is onboard to write the screenplay, she also co-wrote Captain Marvel.

Project Hail Mary is due for release in Spring of 2021, and will be published by Penguin Random House. There is no word yet on who else is attached to the film adaptation, but we will certainly be updating with more news on this project in the future.

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Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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