“Take that, Neil Armstrong!”
Two new trailers for director Ridley Scott’s The Martian debuted on Wednesday, offering a more in-depth look at the story the film portrays and the struggle that Matt Damon’s Marl Watney is going through. The movie also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The synopsis is
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.
The new trailers offer more a glimpse into the plot and the challenge that Watney will be facing while alone on Mars. It also details the struggle between the NASA team that left him and Jeff Daniels’ character, who seems to oppose sending them all back out there to save him.
The first hour of the film was screened for select critics recently with everyone giving it high praise and saying it could be Scott’s best work in years.
The Martian opens in theaters on October 2 after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.