Earlier today a promo video was released for Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi epic, The Martian, which saw Matt Damon as astronaut and botanist Mark Watney introduce us to a crew bound for space. Now, as expected, comes the truly thrilling first trailer along with the official poster.
Running at three minutes long, its awesome stuff, and shows that Scott has gone all out with not only his cast, but on emotion, loneliness, hope, danger and everything inbetween, while presenting space in a beautiful yet frightening way, as only Scott knows how.
The Martian looks like a mighty sci-fi film, with big ideas and huge ambition, and it appears firmly grounded in emotional attachments and the need for survival. Damon’s voiceover is great, and his “I’m going to science the shit outta it” line is superb.
Yeah, count me very, very excited to see this!
The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott, with Drew Goddard adapting the novel written by Andy Weir. The cast includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, 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. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
The Martian lands in UK cinemas 27th November.