"I'm gonna have to science the shit out of this."
Late last month, we got our first look at Ridley Scott and Matt Damon's upcoming sci-fi thriller The Martian. Today, we have a stunning trailer for the great-looking film that's over three minutes long. The trailer offers us some more insight on the story and features Astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) trying to do what he can to survive on the planet and be rescued after a dust storm almost kills him.
I've also included a informational viral video called "Ares 3: Farewell," which was shot by the main character in the story, and it offers us a look at his team’s manned mission to Mars. The video made a debut on Twitter yesterday after being linked by real-life former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.
It looks like Scott has made an intense and awesome movie, and I can't wait to see it! The script was written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), and the movie also has an incredible supporting cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, and Naomi Scott.
Here’s the official description of the story:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.
But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
The Martian hits theaters on November 25th.