‘The Martian’ Trailer: Bring Matt Damon Back Home
A crew of insanely smart scientists travel to a barren alien landscape. After an interstellar storm, one of the crew is left behind and presumed dead. He is, however, very much alive, and slowly begins plotting his return. No, it’s not the story of Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four reboot...OK, it is, but it’s also the plot for the upcoming Ridley Scott sci-fi drama The Martian, one of our most anticipated movies of this fall. The Martian will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and in advance of that, we have a new trailer from the film.
What we’re liking so far from everything we’ve seen of The Martian, including this new trailer, is how it is a sci-fi movie that has drama, suspense and tension without every having to rely on aliens or giant portals in the sky. It’s just a highly intelligent astronaut, stuck in space and trying to figure out a way to get back home. Sounds like Gravity, which isn’t a bad comparison. (So, basically you’re saying that The Martian is Gravity meets The Fantastic Four? / No, we’re not saying that. / But, you just said that. / OK, fine.)
In addition to Matt Damon as the titular martian, the film also stars 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.
The Martian opens in theaters on October 2.