Earlier this year, Apple acquired Project Artemis for just over $100 million, but since then the project has seen major upheaval. The Artemis project was originally slated to be directed by Jason Bateman and stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, but Bateman ended up pulling out due to creative differences last month. The latest change was announced today as Channing Tatum stepped in to replace Chris Evans.
Land details for Project Artemis are being kept under wraps, but Jason Bateman has previously teased that the film will be a romantic comedy set around the moon landing. In addition to the arrival of Channing Tatum, it was also announced that Greg Berlanti will direct Project Artemis for Apple. ” We are delighted to welcome Greg Berlanti and Channing Tatum to the Artemis project,said Jonathan Lia, co-founder of These Pictures. ” Greg’s passion for characters and storytelling has guided his decades-long career in film and television. We couldn’t be more excited for him to lead our team on this journey. We have been big fans of Channing for a long time and are very honored to finally have the opportunity to work with him.“After Jason Bateman left, the schedule changed and Chris Evans ended up facing conflicts with his next films. Adventurers of Pain and The big red. Rose Gilroy wrote the screenplay for Project Artemiswith Scarlett Johansson producing alongside Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn.
Greg Berlanti is best known as the super-producer behind The CW’s Arrowverse, but he’s also directed a handful of films, including Life as we know it with Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl and Love, Simon with Nick Robinson. Channing Tatum was recently seen alongside Sandra Bullock in The lost city and currently running cat island, the first feature film by Zoë Kravitz. He also recently wrapped production on Magic Mike’s Last Dance.