Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (of The Martian fame) has a movie adaptation that’s actively in the works even though the book hasn’t been released yet. It’s a project that’s coming together surprisingly quickly. Here’s what we know so far about the Project Hail Mary movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Project Hail Mary is about an astronaut who wakes up on a space ship alone, with no memory of how he got there and two dead crewmates. He soon discovers that he is the only person who can save humanity from extinction.
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What format will it be? Will the Project Hail Mary adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
Ryan Gosling will be producing the movie and starring in it as well. MGM acquired the project in a $3 million-dollar deal.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are attached as directors for the movie. Drew Goddard, previously nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of Andy Weir’s The Martian, will be penning the adaptation.
What’s the status of the Project Hail Mary adaptation?
The adaptation is currently early in development.
However, in addition having been acquired by MGM, a director (Phil Lord & Chris Miller), screenwriter (Drew Goddard) and even the star of the movie (Ryan Gosling) are all in place. But (as of the time of writing this) the book itself is still over nine months away from being released. We’ll see how the book turns out!
Who’s in the cast?
Ryan Gosling will be starring as the main character in the movie. (He’s also producing the movie.) As of June 2020, he’s the only cast member attached to the project so far.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Project Hail Mary Movie Development Timeline
March 27, 2020 Ryan Gosling to produce and star in Project Hail Mary movie adaptation.
June 19, 2020 Screenwriter Drew Goddard has been tapped to pen the script for Project Hail Mary
May 4, 2021 Project Hail Mary (novel) to be released May 4, 2021 (Star Wars Day!)