Amy Pascal also signed on as a producer, joining Gosling and Ken Kao, as well as Weir. Lord, Miller and Pascal have a long term relationship, even sharing office space at a time, and recently they won an Oscar together as producers on “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. The sources said that the relationship helped to have the manuscript in their hands. Aditya Sood, also occur. Sood has also produced the earlier “The Martian”.
It is said that before that Gosling had finished reading the manuscript, I was pressured by executives to make it look like the perfect project for Lord and Miller. The only obstacle that had to be overcome was to make sure that Universal would agree with that Lord and Miller make this your next project. The head of MGM, Michael De Luca, and the chairman of Universal, Donna Langley, have a long-standing relationship, and after discussions between the two studios, Universal gave its blessing for the project to move forward.
“All of us at MGM we are incredibly excited with this dream team, which unites around the amazing novel by Andy. With your skill master to balance drama, action and humor, Phil and Chris are the filmmakers perfect to take on this unique material and we’re thrilled to partner with Ryan, Ken, Andy, Amy and Aditya for giving life to this movie, to movie theaters everywhere, ” said De Luca and Pamela Abdy, president of the group film MGM.
“I could not be more excited to be working with this team dreamed of filmmakers. Mike, Chris, Phil, Ryan, Andy, and Aditya are all the best in their fields. I can not wait to start this amazing project with them, ” said Pascal.
The next book of Weir does not have a title, is known as “Project Hail Mary”, and is described as a history lonely of an astronaut in a spaceship which has the task of saving the planet. It will be published in the spring of 2021 by Random House.
The original rights of the book Weir sold for seven figures, one of the first significant sales in the middle of the recent closure of the industry due to the pandemic of COVID-19, and MGM and Luca have continued to be aggressive. Along with this project, MGM has obtained the rights to the film without title, based on the rescue in the cave thai that Ron Howard is directing; the film of Ridley Scott’s “Gucci” starring Lady Gaga; and, most recently, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” by George Miller, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.
It has been a year emblematic for Lord and Miller, who followed his victory at the Oscar’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with a rich production contract at Universal, where they will develop functions, both in comedy and in drama with the ambition to set up material for future generations. In addition, Lord – Miller extended his arm to the television by signing a general agreement of five years with Sony Pictures Television, where the couple will develop their own projects for network, cable and streaming platforms, will promote new figures, and will be involved in the development of a set of series based on the collection of Marvel characters from Sony. Lord and Miller are behind the animated series, Fox’s “Bless the Harts”, which is preparing to debut its second season.
More recently, Pascal Pictures produced the Oscar nominee to Greta Gerwig “Little Women”, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Previous titles include “The Post”, nominated for the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Steven Spielberg, starring Streep and Tom Hanks; “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” starring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton; and the spin-off of Spider-Man “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.