The first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s The Martian is making the Internet rounds. The film stars Matt Damon along with a stellar supporting cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. Before you tell yourself that you’ve seen this movie’s story before, take a look at the trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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.
Did I mention that Sean Bean is also in the movie and everything indicates that his character doesn’t die in the first ten minutes. I also really like the look of the film. The costumes and sets look very grounded in what the technology most likely needed, and quite possible in the near future, to make such a journey. Let’s hope that this film doesn’t have as many of the scientific holes that some of the other Space films that have hit the big screen lately have suffered.
The martian hits theater screens later this year on November 25th. Will you be buying a ticket?