The pedigree behind this film is beyond ridiculous. Director Ridley Scott has corralled himself a talented and star-studded crew for the sci-fi flick, The Martian, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Andy Weir. Matt Damon headlines a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan.
The Martian Movie Synopsis
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.
If the film is anything like Scott’s other forays in the genre, I expect it’ll be another blockbuster. Alien and Blade Runner are among my favorite films ever. The Martian lands into theaters on October 2. Check out the new trailer below.
The Martian Movie Trailer