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Jon Watts to Direct Tom Holland in New 'Spider-Man' Movie for Sony

23 June 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The new Spider-Man has been chosen. Deadline has confirmed that the new Peter Parker, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, has been cast. Sony has decided upon 19-year-old actor Tom Holland to star as the new Spidey, and they've set Jon Watts to direct. Watts is still an up-and-comer and many may not recognize his name, but he's the filmmaker behind Cop Car, a Sundance midnight film that we enjoyed - see the trailer here; he also directed the film Clown previously and a number of "The Onion News Network" episodes. Holland was on the shortlist for actors under consideration, along with Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe. This seems like he might be the best choice. Our last update before this on Sony's next new Spider-Man movie identified Drew Goddard as the potential frontrunner to write and direct. However, that seems to have changed »

- Alex Billington

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Laff Review: Viet Nguyen's Award Winning 'Crush The Skull' Is A Bone Chillingly Good Time Full Of Laughs and Thrills

18 June 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Winner of the inaugural “Nightfall Award” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival  —an accolade bestowed upon the festival’s best horror or "midnight" film— Viet Nguyen’s feature directorial debut “Crush The Skull,” is a hilarious, thrilling hybrid of a heist film and a gory, old-school slasher flick. The screenplay, written by Nguyen and one of the film’s stars Christopher Dinh, skillfully balances comedic moments with frightening, unexpected twists and turns. Nguyen’s direction also adeptly brings many of  funny and fear-inducing scenes to life, an effect no doubt bolstered by the excellent performances of a stellar cast that includes Dinh, Tim Chiou, Katie Savoy, Chris Riedell, Lauren Reeder, Walter Michael Bost, Leonard Wu, Jerry Ying and Lincoln Hoppe, in a film reminiscent of other comedy-horror hybrids such as Eli Craig’s “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” or Drew Goddard’s “The Cabin in The Woods.” Read More: L.A. »

- Timothy Tau

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Matt Damon and Ridley Scott appear at the top of their game in early looks at “The Martian”

18 June 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By now, I hope all of you have seen the downright amazing First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Starring Matt Damon, this potentially epic science fiction adventure has been my most anticipated film of the year ever since I learned that it had a 2015 release date. I really think this has ridiculous potential. To be fair, I’m a huge fan of the book of the same name by Andy Weir, which was one of the fastest and most compelling reads I’ve had in some time. While reading the page turner, I couldn’t help but imagine the movie version, one that could be a perfect blend of fun and intelligence. If my hunch is right this fall, we might have the rare sci-fi flick that the Academy can’t resist in The Martian. The story is pretty straightforward, at least initially…what if an astronaut was accidentally stranded on Mars? »

- Joey Magidson

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Damon: "Martian" Is Not "Interstellar"

17 June 2015 5:54 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Last year came Chris Nolan's "Interstellar," a movie which featured Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded for years alone on a cold and desolate planet, and also boasted Jessica Chastain in a supporting role. Later this year comes Ridley Scott's "The Martian," a movie which features Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded alone on a cold and desolate planet, and also boasts Jessica Chastain in a supporting role

Therefore you can understand people's initial and skeptical reaction upon hearing about "The Martian," even though the premise and tone of the movie is much more rough and ready action-adventure as opposed to more philosophical and sentimental science fiction. The concerns were something that Damon himself initially had before signing onto the movie, and Damon tells Yahoo that the film's director, Scott was the one who ultimately persuaded him:

"I went in to meet [Ridley Scott], then I signed on really quickly. »

- Garth Franklin

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Matt Damon on The Martian, Drew Goddard, Why He Took a Break from Acting, and More

17 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many things I love about Matt Damon is his infectious charm and easy-going attitude. While he’s one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, he never acts like one. He’s always grounded and honest, willing to answer anything with a smile. Last year when Ridley Scott’s The Martian was filming in Budapest, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. If you aren’t familiar with the material, the film is based on Andy Weir’s self-published 2012 novel of the same name, and revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after he is injured and presumed dead by his team. With limited resources and a finite amount of time before his oxygen runs out, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must use the power of science to keep himself alive on the red planet and find a way to »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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New Imagery For The Martian

15 June 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

20th Century Fox definitely wants to keep science-fiction drama The Martian on our radar screens. With the trailer (sitting at the bottom of the page) and a featurette already online, here comes some new imagery from the movie. Based on Andy Weir’s bestseller, the film finds a manned mission to Mars going chaotically wrong when a massive storm hits. Presumed dead, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind as the rest of the crew, led by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) head back home in their ship, the Hermes. But Watney is merely injured, and, as he contemplates trying to survive on the Red Planet with a limited number of supplies, he finds a way to contact Earth. There, the likes of Nasa official Teddy Sanders must find some method to rescue him, even as Lewis and the crew of the Hermes risk treason charges to come to Watney’s aid. »

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'Walking Dead' veteran joins Netflix's 'Daredevil' as The Punisher

9 June 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With production set to begin on the second season of Netflix's "Daredevil," we've had a slew of casting rumors, but now something fun has actually been officially revealed: Marvel announced on Tuesday (June 9) that "The Walking Dead" veteran Jon Bernthal is joining the "Daredevil" Season 2 cast, playing one of the most iconic characters in the publisher's arsenal.  Bernthal will play oft-filmed vigilante Frank Castle/The Punisher on "Daredevil," following in the live-action footsteps of Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences," blurbs Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. "Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same." "Marvel's Daredevil" returns to Netflix in 2016. In addition to his run as Shane on "The Walking Dead, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Watch Matt Damon Fight to Survive in 'The Martian' Trailer

9 June 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Matt Damon strikes a delicate balance between intensity and levity in the new trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian, in which the actor plays Mark Watney, an astronaut trying to survive after being accidentally stranded on Mars.

As the clip shows, Watney and his Ares 3 crew are hit by a sudden, severe storm and ordered to evacuate their mission on the red planet; Watney, however, gets caught in the chaos and is left behind and presumed dead. When he wakes up alone, he returns to the Ares 3 base and »

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The Martian Trailer Pits Matt Damon Against Impossible Odds

8 June 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The first trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian starring Matt Damon and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by author Andy Weir has been released by Twentieth Century Fox. You can watch The Martian trailer below in high definition, though beware that it's full of spoiler and unfortunately spells out a good bit of the plot.

The Martian also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff DanielsMichael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian StanAksel Hennie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Setting aside the obvious Interstellar jokes, the story focuses on a manned mission to Mars that is cut short when a violent storm bears down on the Nasa astronauts that set up shop on the planet's surface.

In the chaos of the escape, one astronaut -- played by Damon -- is left behind and presumed dead. Only he's not dead, and now without means of contacting Nasa »

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Watch: Matt Damon Lands Alone on Mars in New 'The Martian' Trailer

8 June 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The rest of the film's cast includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Ridley Scott with a script by Drew Goddard, the film has an official synopsis: 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. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Matt Damon is Stranded on Mars in The Martian [Trailer]

8 June 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

20th Century Fox has debuted the first global trailer for scifi thriller, The Martian. Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, the film is helmed by Ridley Scott.

The Martian features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Synopsis:

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.

The Martian was scripted by Drew Goddard.

The Martian hits theaters [Continued ...] »

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Ridley Scott's "The Martian" - New Footage

8 June 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new trailer, plus viral footage from director Ridley Scott's upcoming 3D science-fiction feature, "The Martian", starring Matt Damon, written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, opening November 25, 2015:

"...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, finding 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.

"He knows, however, that even if his survival was somehow made known, there is no conceivable prospect for a rescue..."

Cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Martian"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Watch: Matt Damon in First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

8 June 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Matt Damon’s astronaut thriller “The Martian.”

“Help is only 140 million miles away,” the trailer notes.

Directed by Ridley Scott, “The Martian” follows Damon’s astronaut character who’s stranded on Mars. He must survive in a brutal environment and find a way to notify Nasa that he’s still alive. Damon has been stuck for four years at a science station that’s designed to support him for 31 days.

The film also stars Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Drew Goddard wrote the screenplay, based on Andy Weir’s novel of the same name.

Fox screened footage of the pic in April at CinemaCon, where it elicited a strong response from exhibitors.

The film hits theaters on November 25.

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- Dave McNary

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Matt Damon And Jessica Chastain Star In Ridley Scott’s The Martian

8 June 2015 6:39 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

20th Century Fox has debuted the first global trailer for their highly anticipated cinematic adventure, The Martian.

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Be sure to head to IMDb’s twitter page at 10am Pt/1pm Et for an exclusive twitter chat with Author Andy Weir and Screenwriter Drew Goddard.

For more on Nasa’s Journey to Mars, visit http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasas-journey-to-mars

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 »

- Michelle McCue

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Matt Damon gets lost in space in first trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian

8 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After getting lost in space in last year's sci-fi epic Interstellar, Matt Damon is back marooned on a far-away planet for Ridley Scott's The Martian.

The first trailer for the film sees Damon in the role of Watney, an astronaut heading up the Ares 3 mission to Mars.

Watch Matt Damon prepare for takeoff in first look at The Martian: Video

When the mission goes awry after a huge storm, Watney is left stranded and alone on the red planet with only limited supplies at his disposal.

The Martian trailer arrives hot on the heels of yesterday's first-look viral video, which saw an in-character Damon introduce the Ares crew. Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan and Michael Peña are also aboard the film playing astronauts, while the supporting cast features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig and Sean Bean.

The Martian is based on Andy Weir's novel, which the computer »

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The Martian: the first trailer

7 June 2015 10:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Update: Matt Damon stars in Ridley Scott's movie of The Martian. And the first trailer has now landed.

Update:

Well, we didn't have to wait long. Here is the first full trailer for The Martian. The earlier promo, that we posted earlier today, can be found by scrolling down a bit further.

Here's the trailer though...

Please, please, please don't let them mess this one up. We're huge fans of Andy Weir's novel, The Martian, that tells the story of a man - Mark Watney - who ends up stranded on Mars, seemingly with no way back. The film of The Martian is arriving this November, and it's landed some impressive heavyweight talent, with Ridley Scott directing and Matt Damon taking the lead role.

We're guessing that there's an official trailer not far away, but in a manner not dissimilar to the promotion of Scott's Prometheus, before that »

- simonbrew

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First teaser footage sets up Matt Damon's Mars nightmare 'The Martian'

7 June 2015 5:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ridley Scott's "The Martian" is going to suffer some inevitable comparisons to things like "Gravity" and "Interstellar" and even "Prometheus" pre-release, and the real trick here is seeing whether or not the film can shake those comparisons. One of the things that helps in the footage that was released today is how warm and human it is. Andy Weir's book is a smart piece of hard science-fiction, but it's also a very human story, and it could be one of the most accessible things Scott's ever directed. For those who did not read the book, it's about what happens when an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, is left behind after a manned expedition to Mars. When his crew realizes what happened, they've got to decide if they can spend the resources to go back for him without dooming everyone onboard. It's a fun, brisk read, and a bit »

- Drew McWeeny

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Watch Matt Damon prepare for takeoff in first look at Ridley Scott's The Martian: Video

7 June 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new promo for Ridley Scott's intergalactic sci-fi film The Martian has been revealed.

Matt Damon's Mark Watney leads a guided tour around Hermes, the ship that'll take the Ares 3 mission to Mars in the clip.

Matt Damon pictured on set in first look at Ridley Scott's The Martian

Damon introduces the astronauts that make up the team, who are played by the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara.

The film sees Damon's Watney forced to fight for survival after his mission is aborted and he is left stranded on Mars.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig also star in the film.

Adapted for the big screen by Drew Goddard, The Martian recently finished filming in Budapest and Jordan, and is slated for a November 25 release. »

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Matt Damon prepares for takeoff in first look at Ridley Scott's The Martian

7 June 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new promo for Ridley Scott's intergalactic sci-fi film The Martian has been revealed.

Matt Damon's Mark Watney leads a guided tour around Hermes, the ship that'll take the Ares 3 mission to Mars in the clip.

Matt Damon pictured on set in first look at Ridley Scott's The Martian

Damon introduces the astronauts that make up the team, who are played by the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara.

The film sees Damon's Watney forced to fight for survival after his mission is aborted and he is left stranded on Mars.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean and Kristen Wiig also star in the film.

Adapted for the big screen by Drew Goddard, The Martian recently finished filming in Budapest and Jordan, and is slated for a November 25 release. »

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Get To Know The Crew Of The Martian In First Viral Video Starring Matt Damon

7 June 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) introduces the Ares 3 crew before their mission launch in this first video from 20th Century Fox’s The Martian, based on author Andy Weir’s gripping book.

The film opens in November and I’m already excited for this movie.

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.

As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes »

- Michelle McCue

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