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Lost in space sucks. Especially if you’re an astronaut trapped on Mars with no help coming anytime soon. Why? Cause everything thinks you’re dead, probably. Bummer. That’s the plot of a new sci-fi drama that Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) has signed up to write and direct, based on the ebook by Andy Weir. “The Martian” follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Not be confused with “Gravity”, in which Sandra Bullock gets lost in space. »
Due to his experience writing on beloved genre shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Lost, and the fact that his debut as a feature film director, The Cabin in the Woods, was completely awesome, geeks all over the world view Drew Goddard as the next great hope when it comes to their chances of getting more genre-based products that are actually smartly written and funny. Most horror movies and the like are honestly kind of vapid and cheesy, and are the sorts of things that get described as being guilty pleasures, but not Goddard’s work. He’s the sort of talent who makes one proud to be a fan of nerdy things. So for movie fans whose particular brand of escapist poison tends to come from the science fiction side of things, the news that he’s currently negotiating with Fox to write and direct a movie about a man stranded in space should »
- Nathan Adams
Don’t look now, but we’ve got a second sci-fi blockbuster about an astronaut stranded in space entering development to sit alongside Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity – so could another Deep Impact/Armageddon situation be brewing? The Wrap has revealed that Cabin in the Woods mastermind Drew Goddard is currently in negotiations to write and direct an adaptation of The Martian – which will be based on an e-book by author Andy Weir. In that tale, an astronaut is stranded on Mars and must survive until help can arrive to save him. It’s being billed as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away. Sources close to the project insist that it’s nothing like Cuaron’s upcoming feature, which finds Sandra Bullock and George Clooney...
- Mike Bracken
Drew Goddard, the longtime writer of such TV classics like Buffy, Angel, Alias, burst onto the directorial scene with last year’s Cabin In The Woods. It appears he has chosen his next project: The Martian, an ebook by Andy Weir.
The ebook is unavailable right now, as Random House is bringing out a print version, but the premise is pretty simple: an astronaut is left stranded on Mars, where excitement ensues. I can’t say it makes me Too excited about the next movie, but Goddard has a long leash with me right now.
The film is coming from Fox, with Simon Kinberg attached to produce alongside Aditya Sood. »
- Andy Greene
Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard is in talks to write and direct a feature film adaptation of the sci-fi thriller The Martian. The film is based on an e-book written by Andy Weir, and the story revolves around an astronaut stranded on Mars who must find a way to survive and get back home.
I’m pretty much f**ked.
That’s my considered opinion.
Six days into what should be the greatest two months of my life, and it’s turned into a nightmare. I don’t even know who’ll read this. I guess someone will find it eventually. Maybe 100 years from now. For the record… I didn’t die on Sol »
- Joey Paur
The project is based off a 2012 e-book by author Andy Weir, which centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars, and must find some way to make it back to Earth. The story is said to be a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away. Insiders also claim that the story is much different from Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming thriller starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut lost in space.
Drew Goddard also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was put on indefinite hold back in January. His other writing credits include Cloverfield, and episodes of hit TV shows such as Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, »
Since the success of The Cabin in the Woods, we've been waiting patiently to see what director Drew Goddard would be up to next. It sounds as if he may just have found a project that he can sink his teeth into. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Goddard (pictured) is in negotiations to write and direct The Martian for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth.
The project has been described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama Gravity, which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. I don't know. Sounds more like Enemy Mine to us, but who knows?
More on this one as it comes.
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- Uncle Creepy
The story is based on the e-book by Andy Weir and follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars.
He must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Last year director Drew Goddard blew audiences away with his meta horror movie Cabin in the Woods (though it was finished and sitting on a shelf for a little while before that), and now he's finally lined up his next project. The Wrap has word that Goddard is in talks to write and direct a film called The Martian for 20th Century Fox. The project is based on an e-book of the same name by Andy Weir, and the story follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars, struggling to figure out how he can survive long enough in order to make it back to Earth. That sounds like it might be similar to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, right? Well, those familiar with the project say it's much different that the director's anticipated sci-fi film with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (watch the first trailer here), and it's being »
- Ethan Anderton
The upside to directing such a genre-shifting, subversive film as “Cabin in the Woods,” as Drew Goddard did, is that it provides ample experience for whatever world he'd like to tackle next. And indeed, after a string of high-profile writing gigs, the writer/director has chosen an ambitious setting and narrative for his follow-up -- one that features a new type of horror previously unexplored by him. In a move that at first recalls the Great “Deep Impact”/”Armageddon” Faceoff of '98, Goddard has been announced to write and direct another space-bound drama, just a week after the trailer to Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” was revealed. Based on the e-book written by Andy Weir, “The Martian,” which is set up at Fox, tells a similarly-hopeless tale of solitude: an astronaut stranded on Mars, who tries to survive long enough to chart a path back to Earth. According to The Wrap, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Drew Goddard is in talks to write and direct The Martian.
Following his feature debut with last year's The Cabin in the Woods, Goddard's second film could be the 20th Century Fox project, according to The Wrap.
Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian centres on an astronaut who becomes stranded during a mission to Mars, and his struggle to survive for long enough to return to Earth.
Watch a trailer for The Cabin in the Woods below: »
Primarily known for his writing work on Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams’ TV projects Buffy, Angel, Alias and Lost, Drew Goddard scored major breakout success with found-footage creature feature, Cloverfield. The Matt Reeves-directed film got the writers name into the mainstream but Goddard’s directorial debut, the genre-splicing effort The Cabin In The Woods, certainly showed he has a knack for taking charge. Crafting a mind-bending thriller with healthy doses of clever sci-fi, intense horror and laugh-out-loud comedy.
Goddard looks to have landed his next project with 20th Century Fox hiring him to write and direct an adaptation of acclaimed best-selling e-book The Martian by author Andy Weir. The story centers on a stranded astronaut crashing on Mars who must work out a survival plan so he can return to Earth.
We’ll keep you posted as the project develops.
Source: The Wrap
- Craig Hunter
News Simon Brew 16 May 2013 - 06:27
Andy Weir's book The Martian is coming to the movies, with some help from Drew Goddard...
As director, Drew Goddard has one feature to his name so far. That feature just happens to be, though, the terrific Cabin In The Woods. As writer? You'll find his work in the likes of Buffy, Angel, Lost and Alias. Plus he happened to write the movie Cloverfield.
You'll understand then if we find ourselves interested in whatever the man chooses to tackle next. And, as it turns out, it might just be a big screen take on Andy Weir's e-book, The Martian. At heart the story of an astronaut who ends up stranded on Mars, the book has been withdrawn from sale pending the release of a print edition next year.
Whether that works in Goddard's favour or not, we couldn't tell you. We do know that »
Drew Goddard, still riding high off directing “The Cabin in the Woods” (which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon, who, let’s face it, generally gets most of the credit for that movie — fairly or not), is now in talks to write and direct the e-book “The Martian” for Fox. Written by Andy Weir, “The Martian” is said to follow “an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth.” The book was written in first-person, which makes me think he survived. Right? The story is being described as a cross between “Apollo 13″ and “Castaway”, both films that, coincidentally, happen to star Tom Hanks. This one probably won’t be starring Tom Hanks, though if it did end up starring Hanks, well, that would just be funny, wouldn’t it? “The Martian” would be the second stranded-in-outer-space movie I’ve heard about this year, »
If you paid any attention to Cinema Blend over the last year, you.d know that Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon.s The Cabin in the Woods was adored around these parts. As a result, seeing Goddard secure a second directing gig is very interesting news indeed. That it.s taking him to another planet entirely is pretty fricking amazing. The Wrap reports Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct an adaptation of author Andy Weir's The Martian for Fox and Genre Films. The novel was originally released as an e-book, but has since been bought out by Crown Publishing, a subsidiary of Random House, and will see a hardback release in 2014. A theatrical film based on the film could do quite a lot to improve sales. The titular Martian is a man stranded on Mars who needs to figure out how to survive on the planet long enough »
Drew Goddard, writer of Cloverfield and director of The Cabin In The Woods, is looking to helm The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the story revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after his crew leaves him behind, and must survive on his own until he can find a way to return home. Goddard is looking to write the film as well as direct and currently, the project is set up at Fox with Simon Kinberg producing.
Described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the movie certainly sounds intriguing. I haven’t read the e-book that it’s based on but just from the brief plot description that we have, The Martian seems like it could make for a solid sci-fi thriller, especially under the talented Drew Goddard. It should also be noted that while the story sounds similar to Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity, »
- Matt Joseph
Coming off his directorial debut on last year’s brilliant horror film The Cabin in the Woods, it appears that Drew Goddard has settled on a follow-up directorial project. Goddard will write and direct The Martian for 20th Century Fox, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. The story centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home. The premise is not dissimilar from Alfonso Cuaron’s long-in-the-works Gravity, which opens later this year, but Goddard showed tremendous promise as a filmmaker with Cabin so he’ll no doubt deliver something interesting with The Martian. Hit the jump for more. News of Goddard’s involvement with The Martian comes courtesy of The Wrap, which reports that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will be producing the adaptation. Goddard told Steve in a video interview last summer that »
- Adam Chitwood
Hot off his buzzed-about horror movie "The Cabin in the Woods," Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct "The Martian" for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, "The Martian" follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The project has been described as a cross between "Apollo 13" and "Cast Away," and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama "Gravity," which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. Simon Kinberg is producing "The »
- Jeff Sneider
He deconstructed horror tropes with Joss Whedon for The Cabin In The Woods, and now it appears that writer / director Drew Goddard is set to tackle sci-fi for his next trick. He’s in negotiations to work on The Martian for 20th Century Fox.Goddard, who also wrote Cloverfield and did some work on Steven Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse, is gearing up to adapt Andy Weir’s story about an astronaut who becomes stranded on the Red Planet.In what’s being described as a hybrid of Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the space explorer must find a way to get back to Earth before his supplies run out. If the concept pings a familiar bell in your noggin, it’s because it sounds eerily like Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which strands Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space (and recently debuted a trailer). According to The Wrap’s sources, »
Star Trek Into Darkness has had a killer week at the box office and it is no surprise that people are beginning to talk about Star Trek 3. But before Paramount move ahead with that, there is the small matter of trying to figure out who is going to direct the next in the series now that Jj Abrams has jumped ship over to Star Wars Episode 7, which is due to go into production some time next year. With momentum on their side, Paramount want to make sure that there isn’t another 4 year gap between Star Treks so talk about who could possible direct the next film is hot amongst forums.
I am going to take 10 names that I have seen thrown around by fans as possible suitors to bring the crew back to the big screen. Some are irrational and others are much more suitable and I will »
- Patrick Dane
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