Artemis was just released this week, but the wheels are already in motion for the film adaptation, with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller tapped by 20th Century Fox . Given that legend Ridley Scott helmed a very faithful adaptation of The Martian -- plus the pedigree of Lord and Miller -- Weir knows he’s been lucky so far in dealing with Hollywood.
“The Martian -- you couldn’t have asked for a better movie,” he says. “They did such a fantastic job. And Artemis, I’m excited to see the process, but as the writer, you’re just an excited observer off in the corner. But, fingers crossed.”
While he embarks on his book tour, Weir says he’ll continue to keep up with his favorite shows, which, as one might imagine, lean heavily on the sci-fi side. “I’m a lifelong fan of Dr. Who,” he says. “I binged Stranger Things season two, which was good. I like to watch the CW Arrowverse, and I’m really digging Star Trek Discovery, which a lot of people, myself included, thought was going to be bad, because you heard all these tales of production problems. But it’s pretty damn good!”