Trailer for The Martian starring Matt Damon, directed by Ridley Scott

Here's the trailer for The Martian, based on the excellent novel by Andy Weir about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It's coming out in November.

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.

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    oh, wait wrong trailer... you know the soundtrack, all that sand, oh well.

  2. Is Matt Damon being stranded on other planets going to be a new trend in movies?

    I suppose it would be better than Sean Bean's trend...

  3. It's going to be hard to watch this without constantly thinking of Damon's douchemeister character from Interstellar.

  4. I loved

    I'm going to have to science the shit out of this

    possibly because I recently ran across this delicious quote from actor Jake Gyllenhaal:

    I believe deeply in the unconscious. That you literally accumulate the molecules of the space that you’re in. We’re like 90% water, so naturally we are going to be affected by the moon when it’s full: if the sea is, why wouldn’t we be? That seems scientific to me.

    "That seems scientific to me" is my new catchphrase. Use it anytime, any place!

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