Ridley Scott has been on something of a down-streak with his last few films. After Prometheus, The Counselor, and Exodus: Gods and Kings were all welcomed to disappointing reactions from both audiences and critics alike, some film fans have begun to wonder when they might see the next quality film from the legendary director.
Then, the first trailer for his next film, The Martian, starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Mackenzie Davis, and many more was released — hinting towards not only a well-directed and well-shot film, but also one with an engaging story and characters that audiences could find themselves rooting for. With the cast listed above, as well as a screenplay from Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Daredevil) – it seems like Scott may have found the magic formula again.
Some new images from the film have been released online today from an upcoming issue of Total Film (courtesy of Games Radar) featuring new shots at some of the film’s breathtaking visuals, and Matt Damon’s Mark Watney stranded on the foreign planet. Check out the images below:
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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. Based on a best-selling novel.
The film is an adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel of the same name, and looks to be one of the more interesting new additions to the sci-fi genre of the past few years. You won’t see many sci-fi films talking about how to grow plant life on Mars, and it looks like The Martian is not only doing that, but making it into an interesting and thrilling journey as well, for anyone.
The movie will hopefully not only be a fine film, but also a way to reboot Ridley Scott’s career and bring him back into the forefront of directors to watch out for. After making such films as Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, and many, many more – it’d be nice to see the iconic director make a few more classics before he calls it quits.
The Martian hits theatres nationwide on October 2nd, 2015!
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