Fox has released a new clip from Ridley Scott’s upcoming potato thriller THE MARTIAN. I caught the film last week at TIFF and enjoyed it. Drew Goddard and Scott managed to capture the book’s humour quite well and Matt Damon was fantastic as Mark Watney. It’s an upbeat, fun, family-friendly film — but it’s definitely not an awards contender. It’s also about twenty minutes too long and the 3D is absolutely pointless.
Based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel of the same name, the film centers an American astronaut who becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive. Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, and Mackenzie Davis also star. The Martian opens nationwide October 2nd.