20th Century Fox has released a new clip for The Martian. Based off of Andy Weir‘s best-selling novel of the same name, Ridley Scott‘s highly-anticipated sci-fi film follows Matt Damon as Mark Wattney, an astronaut stranded alone on mars in the aftermath of a disastrous evacuation. With only the remaining supplies, his scientific genius and a good sense of humor to subsist on, Wattney must find a “science the shit out of this” to survive on the red planet and find a way home. By necessity of the story, most of the film rides on Damon’s back, and he carries it with a down-to-earth, humorous ease.
The Martian premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews (you can read Matt’s here) and arrives in theaters nationwide on October 2nd. The movie also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover. The new clip shows off Damon’s cheeky performance as Wattney, check it out for yourself below.
Here’s the official 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. 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. Based on a best-selling novel.
You can click here to catch up on all our recent The Martian coverage, or check out the links below.
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- New ‘The Martian’ Clip: Donald Glover Is the Man with a Plan … and a Stapler
- ‘The Martian’: Matt Damon Is a Beast in New Astronaut Training Video
- First ‘The Martian’ Clip: Matt Damon Gets Hit with a Face Full of Science