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“The Martian” has been called “‘Cast Away’ on Mars” in various corners of the Internet, but it’s actually quite a different movie than the 2000 Tom Hanks film. Yes, Matt Damon’s astronaut is stranded in a place where he has little hope of surviving, but he approaches the extremely treacherous situation very differently from Hanks’ character. Damon’s character remains rather humorous, upbeat and optimistic in his time persevering to survive on the Red Planet. That optimism is largely what spoke to “The Martian” screenwriter Drew Goddard when he read the novel by Andy Weir that’s the basis for the film, which opened in theaters yesterday. Goddard (whose past credits include “The Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost” and “Buffy”) spoke to HitFix about the challenges of adapting a book with a lot of technical language, why he considers “The Martian” a “religious movie,” and which book moment that »
- Emily Rome
With less than one month left until The Martian hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips, plus a viral video for this sci-fi thriller. The first clip gives us a look at the entire crew of the Ares 3 mission, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), Christopher Beck (Sebastian Stan), Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Alex Vogel (Aksel Hennie) and Rick Martinez (Michael Peña). This scene also shows how Mark gets stranded on Mars, left for dead by his colleagues.
The second clip takes place back on Earth, where the eccentric Rich Purnell (Donald Glover) explains to Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels), Venkat Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) and Mitch Henderson (Sean Bean) how their new mission to rescue Matt Damon's Mark Watney could work, in a slightly different way than originally planned. If that wasn't enough, we also have an extended TV spot plus a viral video, »
Matt Damon sets out to prove he's the universe's greatest botanist in the latest TV trailer for director Ridley Scott's The Martian. This latest footage comes after two theatrical trailers and a TV spot. We've also seen a number of viral videos for The Martian, which have delved into the crew behind the Ares 3 Mars mission and the subsequent rescue mission placed into order after one of the astronauts goes missing. The Martian has the potential to be one of this fall's biggest hits. It features a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
There's not much in the way of new footage here. 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 »
Just last week, 20th Century Fox released an all-new trailer for director Ridley Scott's latest sci-fi masterpiece The Martian. Then, last night, during the Fear the Walking Dead premiere, they debuted the first TV spot, which gave us an extended look at the movie. We have that preview for you here, now, if you missed it last night. It features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
This latest footage is pretty close to what we saw in trailer #2. Matt Damon proclaims himself the world's best botanist as he fights to survive on Mars. The look and tone of the movie are very similar to Ridley Scott's 2012 thriller Prometheus. But this movie is firmly establishing its own sense of humor. That's something we don't typically get from Ridley Scott, and it's a welcome change. »
20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming film, The Martian! This intense sci-fi thriller features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. The latest footage shows Matt Damon as the world's best botanist as he fights to survive on Mars. It undoubtedly comes from master director Ridley Scott. The first few moments almost play like a follow-up to Prometheus. But then the humor kicks in amongst the space scares. And you know this is a slightly different type of film than Ridley Scott is usually known for.
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, »
Matt Damon's Mark Watney is a foul mouthed, pop culture loving astronaut who gets stranded on Mars in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure The Martian. And the latest viral video proves the movie is as funny as it is thrilling. Here, we get to meet the crew of the Ares 3 as they return from 10 days in isolation. Some have enjoyed the alone time more than others.
Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star-studded cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Check out the video below and see Nasa's declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the Ares 3 crew for their journey to Mars! It will be one trip you don't want to miss.
During a manned mission to Mars, »
Meet the crew of the Ares mission to Mars! From astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, to commander Melissa Lewis, played by Jessica Chastain, to pilot Rick Martinez, played by Michael Peña, to flight surgeon Christopher Beck, played by Sebastian Stan. There are a few more, but they don't make it into this video. In promotion for Ridley Scott's The Martian movie, which looks fantastic (see the first trailer), Fox has launched another viral video teaser. The description explains: "Nasa offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the Ares 3 crew for their journey to Mars." It's a fun little viral video, and likely another tease for another trailer coming soon. Excited for this movie. See below. Here's the new Ares 3 viral video for Ridley Scott's The Martian, direct from the Ares Live YouTube page: You can rewatch the first intro to the Hermes »
- Alex Billington
I’m watching a number of Nasa astronauts walk through a brutal sandstorm on Mars. The debris in the air is forcing everyone to walk slow. They need to be deliberate with their movements to survive. As I observe this incredible moment on another planet in our solar system, I also notice three 3D cameras placed at careful locations and an entire film crew wearing masks and watching the actors perform. As I take in this incredibly cool moment, I look to my left at video village and realize sitting inside is Ridley Scott watching everything unfold. As a huge fan of Scott and his sci-fi movies, a large smile creeps across my face as someone yells cut. Let me back up a second. [caption id="attachment_474173" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via 20th Century Fox[/caption] Last December, when Ridley Scott’s The Martian was filming in Budapest, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Chances are you got your first proper look at Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi film The Martian from the exclusive pictures we put in print and online late last month. If you were hoping to see footage of Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and some of the rest of the cast, we have you covered for that too, as the first promo video for the film is now online.Yes, before we’ve even had a formal trailer for the film, here comes a glimpse of the various astronauts who crew the Hermes, the ship that makes up the Ares 3 mission. They’re shown in happier times as botanist Watney leads an introductory tour of the vessel and its team before they leave for Mars. Included here are Michael Peña as pilot Rick Martinez, Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, the flight surgeon, Aksel Hennie as German astronaut Aleks Vogel, »
"Crew Fact: Huge fan of classic Kung Fu movies." 20th Century Fox has debuted a fantastic promo video for The Martian adapted from Andy Weir's novel, directed by Ridley Scott. The video is a viral promo for Nasa featuring astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who takes us on a tour of the Hermes spacecraft soon embarking on the Ares 3 mission to Mars. In the video we get to meet crew members: Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, Michael Peña as Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel, and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis. And finally, we get a few minutes with Matt Damon as Watney at the end. I can't wait to see a full trailer, but this is a perfect introduction for now. View below. The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, »
- Alex Billington
There's still no trailer as yet for Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi tale "The Martian," but a new video for the film has surfaced online, a mock promotional piece introducing us to the crew of the Ares 3 spacecraft in the movie.
The crew includes Matt Damon as botanist Watney, Michael Pena as pilot Rick Martinez, Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as German astronaut Aleks Vogel, and Kate Mara as computer expert Beth Johanssen.
The film itself sees Damon's character stranded on the Martian surface with no way of contacting his team or Nasa to let them know he's alive. Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover also star in the film which opens November 25th.
- Garth Franklin
We don't even have a trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian yet, but a promo video has already surfaced. The movie is based on Andy Weir's 2012 novel and features Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney. He's part of a manned mission to Mars, but when a storm rolls in, Mark is deemed dead and his crew leaves him behind. However, Mark survives and now he's stuck on the alien planet alone with no way of contacting them or Nasa. A new YouTube channel called Ares: live just posted its first video introducing us to the crew of the Ares 3 which includes Damon as Watney, the ship's botanist, Michael Pena as pilot Rick Martinez, Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, the flight surgeon, Aksel Hennie as German astronaut Aleks Vogel, and Kate Mara as computer expert Beth Johanssen. Check it out for yourself »
- Perri Nemiroff
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