The Martian is an upcoming film directed by Ridley Scott (Alien) based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir. It stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Donald Glover, Jessica Chastaine, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Pena.
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.
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