Apple TV+ has landed another major film project, just days after becoming the first streaming service to carry off best picture at the Oscars. Apple Original Films has acquired the hot package Project Artemis, helmed by Jason Bateman and starring Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans.
The screenplay was written by Rose Gilroy and is said to revolve around the space race. Johansson, Jonathan Lia, and Keenan Flynn will produce under the These Pictures brand, while Bateman will produce via Aggregate Films.
This is Apple and Johansson‘s second collaboration, with Bride also under production. The film is a spin on the legendary figure of the Bride of Frankenstein, and it is being produced by A24 Entertainment.
Apple is also working with Evans on Ghosted, a high-concept romantic comedy starring Ana de Armas and helmed by Dexter Fletcher. (Before Johansson stepped out, Ghosted was supposed to be a reunion for the two stars.)
Johansson and Evans starred as Black Widow and Captain America in many Marvel Studios films, respectively. Johansson‘s next project is Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, while Evans will voice-act in Pixar’s Lightyear, which will be released on June 17, and will appear in Netflix’s The Gray Man later this year. As an actor and director, Bateman is anticipating the April release of the last season of his highly praised series Ozark on Netflix.
Apple took home three Oscar nominations for CODA, including best film, supporting actor, and screenplay adaptation.