Four years. That’s a long time to try and survive on a planet that doesn’t sustain human life. But in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, that’s what astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must do. Based off of the best selling novel by Andy Weir, the stranded scientist has to put to use all knows (and learn things he doesn’t) to re-establish contact with NASA and keep himself alive long enough for them to get to him. The intensity level is raised further thanks to risk-adverse bureaucracy and the prospect of a near impossible rescue mission, which his crewmates — Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan and Aksel Hennie — decide to risk with or without command approval (Jeff Daniels). This could be adventure to get Ridley Scott back in the good graces of sci-fi enthusiasts after his not so well received “Prometheus.” Check it out in this first trailer courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
The Martian stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Donald Glover.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
The Martian blasts-off to US theaters on October 2, 2015 and UK theaters on September 30, 2015.