Watch Matt Damon in new trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian
So Matt Damon’s back in outer space after nearly dooming all of humanity to a dusty grave in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Who was mad enough to now unleash this fiend on the red planet Mars? That would be Ridley Scott, in his upcoming movie The Martian.
Of course, we knew the film would be in safe hands considering Scott’s impressive back catalogue of sci-fi epics, including Alien, Prometheus, and of course, Blade Runner. But even so, we weren’t expecting The Martian to look THIS good.
The script has been penned by Cabin in the Woods director/co-writer Drew Goddard, suggesting we can expect the healthy dose of good humour that Interstellar critically lacked. “I am the greatest botanist on this planet,” declares Damon’s character, while on Mars, alone.
Meanwhile the supporting cast is a star-studded affair in itself, as Damon is joined by his Interstellar co-star Jessica Chastain, plus that other-worldly beauty Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, and the Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan. Whew!
It seems The Martian is shaping up to be as hugely popular as the Andy Weir novel of the same name from which it gets its basis. Expect Oscars buzz to follow.