Legendary director Ridley Scott appears to have another hit with the upcoming science-fiction film, The Martian. Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) is the writer behind the project, which stars an impressive list of actors, including Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara and Jeff Daniels.
The Martian is based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and those who have read the book describe it as Apollo 13 meets Cast Away. That probably got your attention, right?
The first trailer for the movie shows Matt Damon as NASA astronaut Mark Watney, a botanist and mechanical engineer, who gets stranded on Mars after his crew is forced to leave the planet due to a dust storm with dangerously high winds.
Damon’s character notes in the trailer that it would take “four years for another manned mission to reach me, so in the face of overwhelming odds I’m left with only one option: I’m gonna have to science the sh-t out of this.”
You can check out the official synopsis and trailer below. The film hits theaters October 2, 2015. You will not want to miss this one.
“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and is 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.”