Fox has released the first extended TV spot for Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi/potato drama The Martian. Based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel of the same name, Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an American astronaut who becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive.
I’m a big fan of Weir’s book and I cannot wait to see this at TIFF. 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.
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.