Question: What would you do if you were stuck on Mars with no way home? Answer: You would die. Unless you’re Matt Damon. Then you would be the star in upcoming sci-fi thriller The Martian. Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian casts Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, a near-future explorer who is separated from his team on the surface of the red planet and forced to find a way to survive.
Per the video description: ” 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.”
Impossible rescue missions! Life or death struggles on an alien planet! Matt Damon! We’re in. The Martian comes to theaters this November.