CABIN IN THE WOODS Director Drew Goddard in Talks to Write and Direct THE MARTIAN for Fox

     May 15, 2013


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.

drew-goddard-the-martianNews 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 he was writing his next screenplay, but it’s unknown if The Martian is something he’s been working on for a while or if this project is new to Goddard’s table.

Professionally, Goddard got his start writing for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost before eventually scripting 2008’s Cloverfield and co-writing Cabin with Joss Whedon.  Most recently, Goddard retooled the ending for this summer’s zombie thriller World War Z and has been scripting Robopocalypse for director Steven Spielberg, though that project is on hold at the momentThe Cabin in the Woods is a fantastic piece of work, and I’m eager to see what Goddard will bring to the sci-fi realm with The Martian.


Around The Web

Latest News

MAGIC MIKE XXL: Greg Jacobs Talks Cut Scenes, Steven Soderbergh, and More

" I knew there was another movie to be made, and I had a sense of what it could be. There’s a story about friendship in here that can be really interesting, that also involves a road trip. Thematically, there was something interesting about that to me."

ANT-MAN Clip: Michael Douglas Teaches Paul Rudd How to Use the Suit

Can Scott Lang harness the suit's power?

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER Trailer Features a Boatload of SNL Cameos

Head writer and 'Weekend Update' anchor Colin Jost wrote the indie comedy, which features Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, and more.

Watch the TERMINATOR GENISYS Cast and Filmmakers Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, director Alan Taylor, and Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Golberg are forced to choose.

SPIDER-MAN: Kevin Feige on the Process of Choosing the Reboot’s Director and Star

The Marvel Studios president elaborates on the screen testing process with Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Review: So Pretty yet So Ugly

The sequel is all guilty pleasure and no substance.

Mondo Teases Comic-Con Offerings: ANT-MAN, ALIENS, TMNT, and More

Posters, figures, and vinyls, oh my!

THE GALLOWS: Win Free Tickets to the Comic-Con Screening

Comic-Con attendees can see the horror film early with the cast and director.

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED Trailer Establishes Blood Ties

Plus a new poster for the high-octane thrill ride.

Exclusive: Watch a New IMAX Featurette for TERMINATOR GENISYS

Which is now in theaters.

Page 1 of 4,02412345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>