Ridley Scott is well known as a science fiction filmmaker, from Alien to Blade Runner, and like it or not, Prometheus. True, they haven’t all been cinematic masterpieces, but Scott definitely has an eye for sci-fi. 20th Century Fox has released a trailer for Scott’s latest foray into the genre, simply titled The Martian. Let’s hope it’s more Blade Runner than Prometheus.
The film is an adaptation of Alan Weir’s first published novel, a story of an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars who must somehow stay alive until he can be rescued many years later.
Here’s the official 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. 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 Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
The Martian lands in theaters November 25th 2015.