Matt Damon Reveals His Mission in an Innovative First Look at The Martian


Check out The Martian trailer and get a look at the upcoming sci-fi thriller from director Ridley Scott.

On the heels of the recent first-look photos, 20th Century Fox has released an innovative first look at director Ridley Scott’s science fiction action adventure The Martian. In the player below, you can watch a faux informational video shot by Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) that offers a look at his team’s manned mission to Mars! The video made a surprise debut on Twitter this morning after being linked by real-life former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino! Underneath the video, you can also check out a new character sheet in the gallery.

In the film, 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. 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, The Martian features a star-studded cast that also includes Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty), Kristen Wiig (Welcome to Me, The Skeleton Twins), Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” Fantastic Four), Michael Pena (Fury, End of Watch), Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom,” Dumb and Dumber To), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Children of Men) and Donald Glover (“Community,” Mystery Team).

The Martian is produced by Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Michael Schaefer, Mark Huffam and Aditya Sood. Look for it to hit theaters November 25.

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