Take a book written by a self-proclaimed geek, have a prominent sci-fi screenwriter scribe the script, get one of the genre’s iconic directors to helm the project, and add an A list actor and what do you get? A film that looks to be one of the most entertaining movies of the year! And now you can get another look at it as 20th Century Fox has released the second trailer for ‘The Martian.’
If you were disappointed by the studios’ attempt to reboot the ‘Fantastic Four,’ they may have actually redeemed themselves with ‘The Martian.’ Written by Drew Goddard based on the book by Andy Weir and directed by Ridley Scott, ‘The Martian’ stars Matt Damon who plays Mark Watney, a Botonist presumed dead after a fierce storm cuts a manned mission to Mars short. Left behind by his crew, Watney 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. Meanwhile, 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.
The film looks very promising with just the right amount of humor and quips to keep it from being the run of the mill rescue mission movie. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
‘The Martian’ stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover and will be in theaters on October 2.