Taglines: Bring him home.
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.
The Martian is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The screenplay by Drew Goddard is based on the 2011 novel The Martian by Andy Weir. The film stars Matt Damon, with Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, and Donald Glover in supporting roles. It will mark Scott’s fourth science-fiction film after Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), and Prometheus (2012).
Filming began on November 10, 2014, in Budapest. Beginning in March, filming is set to commence in southern Jordan, at Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, an iconic landscape used in films as far back as Lawrence of Arabia. The location has previously been used for Martian landscapes for scenes set on the planet, such as in the films Red Planet and The Last Days on Mars.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, Sean Bean, Naomi Scott
Screenplay by: Drew Goddard
Production Design by: Arthur Max
Cinematography by: Dariusz Wolski
Film Editing by: Pietro Scalia
Costume Design by: Janty Yates
Set Decoration by: Celia Bobak, Zoltán Horváth
Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: October 2, 2015