Amy Pascal is producing alongside Gosling, Weir and Ken Kao. Aditya Sood, the president of the Lord Miller production banner and who previously produced “The Martian,” is also producing.
Weir’s book is currently untitled but has been referred to as “Project Hail Mary,” which follows an astronaut on a space ship who has to save the planet. The book will be published in the spring of 2021 by Random House. The rights to Weir’s novel sold for seven figures.
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Lord and Miller produced “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” with Lord co-writing it. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature