'The Martian' Trailer Lands, Watch Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain In Space Odyssey

The Martian trailer has landed and it shows a glimpse at Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in the space flick from Ridley Scott.

If you loved Gravity and Interstellar, then you should be excited to watch The Martian trailer. The story of Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded, by himself, on the Red Planet also stars Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, and Sean Bean.

Previous images released by the studio show a positively terrifying prospect for the marooned astronaut, who is part of a larger group studying Mars. Here is a synopsis from The Martian.

"A freak storm hits the researcher's encampment, the team is forced to evacuate, leaving Damon's Mark Watney behind. Thinking him dead, they don't immediately come back looking for him, and Mark must find a way to survive with his dwindling oxygen supply. The only way to do so is to 'science the s*** out of this.' And he does! He figures out how to grow crops on infertile soil and create a dome-like greenhouse in which he can breathe outside. Months later, he's able to send a signal to NASA that he's still alive. His crew then sets out on a rogue mission, against NASA's orders, to bring their comrade home."
The Martian poster
The Martian poster (20th Century Fox)

The Martian is a movie in the style of the old space odysseys, and it looks riveting. Hopefully we aren't getting excited for nothing, but with this cast, it would be reasonable to expect greatness.

The film is based on the novel by Andy Weir and was adapted for the big screen by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Daredevil), Cinema Blend reports, and is set to be released on Thanksgiving weekend, November 25.

Aside from Matt Damon's predicament, The Martian trailer shows a stunning scenery depicting the Red Planet. If this film is like we expect, it should do very well at the box office, especially considering Thanksgiving weekend is usually a family sort of weekend, and kids as well as adults would like to head out to watch the great cast in a classic space story.

The Scott Free Productions film paints a terrifying prospect in an age where exploring Mars is a hot topic of conversation, and people are talking about space colonies and traveling into space like we travel on Earth. Watch Ridley Scott's The Martian first trailer below.

[Image via Empire Magazine]