Ridley Scott’s The Martian looks like it has all the makings of a big hit movie. Everything that I’ve seen from this movie looks freakin’ fantastic, and I’m very excited to see how the story plays out. Today we have a new TV spot, a couple of images, and a new poster for the film for you to check out.
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 film is based on a best-selling novel, which I won’t read because I don’t want to ruin the movie for myself. The Martian features a wonderful cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
The film is set to be released on October 2nd.