Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated new sci-fi, The Martian, is less than a month away from release, and 20th Century Fox are beefing up their promotional campaign.
The film had its world premiere a few days ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has won some very positive reviews, and now we have two clips and a training video to share with you for a better insight into what we can expect.
The training video is the latest Ares: Live footage, and shows Matt Damon preparing himself for his mission to Mars. The first of the two clips comes from the beginning of the film where the Mars mission goes wrong, and the footage we see is unmistakably coming from a Ridley Scott film, and it looks very tense.
The second clip see’s Donald Glover reveal to Jeff Daniels some space jargen, reminiscent of what was heard in the 1998 disaster film Armageddon.
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 2nd October.