Jason Bateman has left the director’s chair on Artemis, the major feature picture package starring Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans that Apple swooped in for in a $100 million-plus deal in March. Artemis’ plot has been kept under wraps, but it is said to revolve around a space race. Former Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans will rejoin onscreen.
Despite the fact that the actor claimed artistic differences as the cause for his departure, it appears that he and the production’s backers, These Pictures, are parting ways amicably. It was even mentioned that the studio and creative would like to collaborate again in the future. The news may come as a shock to anyone who has been following the Project Artemis reports, given it was a high-profile Apple product.
It also gives a lot of room for speculation, given that the principal actress, Scarlett Johansson, owns a portion of These Pictures. Despite the fact that no malice was directed toward either side, it will be interesting to learn more about the circumstances that led to the break. Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn, the company’s co-owners, join Johansson in production.
The film is being produced by Johansson, Jonathan Lia, and Keenan Flynn through their production firm, These Pictures, which commissioned and created the script. The plot of Artemis is being kept under wraps, but the project is set against the backdrop of the space race. Rose Gilroy, daughter of writer-director Dan Gilroy and actress René Russo, wrote the screenplay. Bateman’s Netflix series Ozark just finished its fourth and final season.