First trailer to Ridley Scott’s The Martian
Slowly the hype around Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian is building. The Martian can be summarized as Gravity set on Mars, but that would be selling it short. Today, 20th Century Fox released a full 3 minute trailer of the movie which is scheduled for release on November 25th. The trailer sets up the story with a voice over from Matt Damon as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Mark needs to survive on Mars after he has been left for dead and stranded. NASA quickly finds out he is indeed alive and mount a desperate bid to save him from cold, starvation and hunger. If you can’t wait to see the adventures of Mark for yourself in glorious 1080P then quickly click on the box below.
First trailer of The Martian…
Besides Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney the movie has an ensemble of supporting actors. Jessica Chastain plays captain Melissa Lewis who believes she is responsible for stranding Mark. Together with the rest of her crew she attempts to mount her own rescue operation. NASA meanwhile attempts to send supplies but a series of bureaucratic hurdles and technical failures put the rescue in danger. The Martian also stars Kate Mara (Fantastic Four and House of Cards), Sean Bean (no word yet if he will die), Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men and Serenity).
A golden age for space porn
As I mentioned The Martian has a similar feel to Gravity, but that is mostly because of the ‘realistic’ attempt to get the visuals and the physics right. Sure, the laws of nature are bent when it suits the story but that is to be expected. Fans of Interstellar will also not be disappointed. However, the genre can find it roots in movies such as 2001, 2010 and Apollo 13. The Martian represents the golden age of realistic space movie. With companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX attempting to take astronauts to space the public is becoming more enthusiastic about the possibilities of space travel. Habitation on Mars is still a decade or two away (at least) and what Mark Watney needs to do to survive all comes thorough research conducted by author Andy Weir. The trailer show Mark growing potatoes for food, but it also show how he nearly blows up the habitat trying to make water. These trials are from the beginning of Andy Weir’s novel. Later on Andy needs to leave the habitat to survive which are sure to guarantee beautiful vista’s of the Martian landscape. The movie was actually filmed in Jordan to depict Mars.
Get your ass to Mars…
If the trailer hasn’t convinced you should view the movie I do not know what will. I can only hope people won’t forget The Martian. Star Wars releases only 3 weeks after The Martian which I think is just enough of window. Come back to SciFiEmpire.net for more The Martian news!