Matt Damon seems to love outer space as he has shown in two of his recent films, Elysium and a brief role in Chris Nolan’s Interstellar. Now, Matt Damon is going to find out two things in his new film: no one can hear you scream in space and when you get left behind, you are alone…especially if that planet is light-years away from home.
In The Martian, Astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) is a part of a manned mission to Mars. After a fierce storm, Watney is presumed dead and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, finding himself stranded and alone on the hostile next door neighbor of Earth. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to survive and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Co-starring with the former Bourne actor is Jessica Chastain (not Bryce Dallas-Howard for those who get the two confused), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeff Daniels (HBO’s The Newsroom), 12 Years a Slave Oscar Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Sean Bean (HBO’s Game of Thrones).
Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Andy Weir, The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Prometheus, American Gangster) and will be released on October 2.
Look out, Neil Armstrong.