Earlier today we posted our first real look at Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi adventure thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon, via a viral video that introduced us to the various Ares crew members. Now we have the first official full-length trailer for the film, alongside the poster.
The Martian is based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 meagre supplies, Watney 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.
The trailer is less CGI-heavy than I was expecting – maybe it’s the Damon-Jessica Chastain-Interstellar connection that made me think that – but is plenty intense, that’s for sure. Check out the trailer and poster below:
Alongside Damon and Chastain, the film sports a stellar supporting cast including Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Wiig, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Mara. It’s written by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods).
The Martian is set for 2D and 3D release on November 27th.