As of late, Ridley Scott’s films have sorely lacked the appeal of his earlier works. Since Kingdom of Heaven (we will always defend that Director’s Cut as being one of Ridley’s best works) or maybe even Gladiator, Scott’s recent track record has been hit and miss. Robin Hood, and The Counselor are among the biggest misfires, and let’s not revisit the disappointing reception of Prometheus. Also, we’re still scratching our head over the necessity of Exodus: Gods and Kings (check out our review here). Now it’s not that he’s ever made a bad film, or wasn’t devoted 110% to his own story, but not every film of his has been a winner.
That said, we’re always going to be excited about a new Ridley Scott film. So, after some good-looking, yet very nondescript set photos, here we have the first trailer for The Martian starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain (let’s also not foucs on the fact that Damon and Chastain recently starred in another spacey epic together – Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar). Enjoy!
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. 20th Century Fox will release The Martian this Fall on November 25 2015.