Project Hail Mary adaptation

Project Hail Mary Adaptation (2026): Everything We Know So Far About The Thrilling Movie

After the success of The Martian, it’s not surprising that a Project Hail Mary adaptation was in the works before the book was even officially released. Andy Weir is one of the most high profile sci-fi writers around and his books are very easy to imagine on the big screen.
Project Hail Mary was an immediate best seller and went on to be nominated for numerous awards including the Hugo Award for Best Novel. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, and the name recognition from a previous adaptation, this movie has a lot of fans tracking it’s progress. Hopefully it will be hitting the theaters in just a few years after the books release.
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This page was updated: 4/19/24

About The Book:

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.
All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance. // Amazon // Audiobook

Current Production Status:

This movie is currently in pre-production with filming planned for Summer 2024.

Project Hail Mary Adaptation Timeline:

Before the book was even released, the film rights were purchased by MGM in 2000. When the book was released in May 2021 the Project Hail Mary adaptation was announced with Ryan Gosling set to star. At the time Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were working on the Artemis adaptation, another book by Andy Weir, but they were told to put a hold on that and give this movie higher priority.
In a May 2023 interview, they confirmed that this film was their next project and set to start filming in early 2024.
At CinemaCon in April 2024 it was announced that the project is scheduled to begin filming in June 2024 with a planned theatrical release for 2026. Shortly after the official release date of March 20th, 2026 was set.

Who Owns The Rights:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) bought the film rights in 2020 for $3 million.

Who Is Attached:

Ryan Gosling is attached to star and produce.
Directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are also signed on to the project.

Filming Locations:

This project is in the early stages of development which means there are no filming locations.

Estimated Release:

The film is currently scheduled to release in theaters on March 20th, 2026.
Project Hail Mary adaptation

Previous mentions on AiLL:

This book was featured in May 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases.

Other Adaptations From This Author:

‘The Martian’ was adapted into a very successful feature film starring Matt Damon.
Artemis has had the film rights purchased but the project has been in development hell with no progress for over 5 years.
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Project Hail Mary adaptation

Project Hail Mary Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far About The Thrilling Movie

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