18 May – Ryan Gosling will be leading a space movie again, this time in the big screen adaptation of the new novel from "The Martian" author Andy Weir.
Renowned filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing and producing the upcoming movie for MGM, Variety reported.
MGM chief Michael De Luca and MGM film group president Pamela Abdy said, "All of us at MGM are incredibly excited by this literal dream team coming together around Andy's astounding novel.
"With their masterful ability to balance drama, action, and humor, Phil and Chris are the perfect filmmakers to take on this unique material and we are thrilled to have them partner with Ryan, Ken, Andy, Amy and Aditya to bring this movie to life for big screens everywhere."
As mentioned above, the "dream team" consists of Lord and Miller as well as star Gosling, author Weir and producers Aditya Sood, who previously produced "The Martian"; Amy Pascal, who has a long-running relationship with the filmmaking duo; and Ken Kao, who formed the production company Arcana with Gosling.
The movie currently has no official title since the novel it is based is also currently untitled and only referred to as "Project Hail Mary".