David Bowie once asked us if there was ‘Life on Mars’ and this November the answer will be yes.. sort of, as Matt Damon finds himself stranded all alone on the red planet. Following in the footsteps of Gravity and Interstellar, comes Ridley Scott’s The Martian 2015’s space set drama, which sees Matt Damon fight for survival alone on Mars.

the martianMatt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.

In The Martian Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who is left stranded and presumed dead on Mars, after his crew evacuate the planet during a dust storm. Faced with a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney must fight to stay alive, as he attempts to make contact with ground control.

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Alongside Damon, The Martian boasts a star studded supporting cast which includes, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan and Kate Mara as Watney’s crew members. As well as Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels as the more serious NASA folk on the ground. The film’s screenplay was penned by World War Z writer Drew Goddard and adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir.

Watch the trailer for The Martian here:

The just released trailer doesn't give too much of the film's plot away, only that Watney must “science the shit out of this” to stay alive. But The Martian does show tremendous promise as a gripping adventure drama which could find itself as a 2016 Oscar contender.

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Studio 20th Century Fox has also just kicked off a viral marketing campaign to help get movie-goers excited, releasing the first in a series of videos. Titled ‘Ares 3: Farewell’ the clip features a look on board Watney’s spaceship and also introduces the rest of his crew as they prepare for their mission. The Martian lands in cinemas on November 27th.

the martianMatt Damon, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara in The Martian.
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