In 2011, Andy Weir was just another software developer with dreams of becoming a published author. Little did he know, that right under his nose lied his million dollar idea. 'The Martian's' initial quiet release snowballed into the multi-award-winning novel we all know and love today. It saw editors picks on Amazon's Kindle store, Features in lists such as The New York Times' Best Sellers list and, most importantly, an orgy of movie deals. A classic rags-to-riches story of a man with an idea who turns that idea into reality. His novel was ultimately snatched up by Fox producer Simon Kinberg who dragged on huge stars such as the Director of Alien, Ridley Scott, and actors Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Sean Bean.

In 4 years, Andy Weir turned his completely free novel into an Oscar-winning phenomenon.

'Artemis' – Can Weir Do it Again?

Weir's new novel, 'Artemis', a futuristic Crime-Thriller, was acquired by 20th Century Fox on Monday.

'Artemis' follows Jazz, a young woman who spends her life huddled into the first and only Moon city, which is also called Artemis. Jazz's life, riddled with debt and unsavoury work, takes a turn when her ambitions as a smuggler bring her to a huge new job – an opportunity to escape her bleak hometown and to arrive at a world of excitement and curiosity. Ultimately, Jazz sees a little more excitement and curiosity than she'd originally planned as her new career brings her to a shady conspiracy for the control of Artemis itself.

Weir has expressed his excitement in the project.

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"It's a big stretch for me, but I think it came out well. Hopefully, the readers will agree" he said.

This is a moment that could make or break Andy Weir. Was 'The Martian' a one hit wonder? Or is Weir going down in history as one of the greater American Sci-Fi authors?

The novel version of 'Artemis' is set for release on November 17th, published by Crown Publishing Group.

'Artemis' Is In the Right Hands.

It's no secret that 'The Martian' is adored by many. Even the hard-headed film critics of Metacritic agree, giving it a tasteful 80/100. In saying this, It's safe to say that Weir's next film adaptation is in the right hands. Simon Kinberg has seen his fair share of ambitious projects turned box office smashes. Deadpool, Logan, Star Wars to name a few, and his lineup for the next year is very enticing indeed. All of this proves one thing; the right producers can make or break a project – and with The Kinberg on

Simon Kinberg has seen his fair share of ambitious projects turned Box office smashes. Deadpool, Logan, Star Wars to name a few, and his lineup for the next year is very enticing indeed. All of this proves one thing; the right producers can make or break a project. With 'The Kinberg' on board another Weir novel, we can only assume it's going to be the scientifically correct, comedic hit we're all expecting.