‘The Martian’ Trailer: Ridley Scott Returns to Space

Posted in The Screening Room by - June 08, 2015

While Prometheus wasn’t the best film Ridley Scott made, in my humble opinion not even in the top ten, it was a somewhat return to form for the director. The Martian looks to be an even better example of what Scott can do when given fantastic source material to work with and a talented cast to direct. I can only hope that the film itself is as great at the trailer is. While I haven’t read the book, it currently sits awaiting a listen on my Audible.com account, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and know that Scott can translate that to the screen. 

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 Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Martian opens November 25, 2015.

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He's a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You'll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.
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