‘Project Artemis’: Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans Reunite For Apple’s $100M Space Race Film With Jason Bateman Directing

Now that Apple has become the first streaming service to win an Oscar for Best Picture, does that mean they’re now the place to be for high-profile, star-driven projects? Or will Netflix just step up their game even further? I don’t know, but Deadline reports Apple has landed a huge $100M package for Project Artemis, which will reunite Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.

Think anybody will want to see those two ex-Avengers together again?

In another coup for Apple, Project Artemis will be directed by Jason Bateman, who has been a Netflix guy as part of their hit Ozark series. He recently won an Emmy for Best Director for his work on that show.

Details on the plot are being kept under wraps, but it’s reportedly set against the backdrop of the space race. The script is by Rose Gilroy, daughter of Nightcrawler filmmaker Dan Gilroy and actress Rene Russo.  In other words, there’s talent up and down this one, especially when you include Evans and Johansson.

Put this down as another huge project for Apple, after dropping $200M on Argylle, Matthew Vaughn’s spy flick starring Henry Cavill.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.