Matt Damon is seen in a still from “The Martian”. The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s 2012 e-book about an astronaut stranded on Mars, who has to make two months of supplies last four years in order to survive long enough for a crew to rescue him. The latest trailer for Sir Ridley Scott’s The Martian has gone live and NASA are truly loving it.
- Matt Damon plays the lead character Mark Watney, whose plight is reminiscent of Tom Hanks in Castaway though instead of a Wilson volleyball Watney has a GoPro camera to keep him company and sane.
- Thanks to a stellar ensemble cast including – Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover and Sean Bean – The Martian might just give NASA the publicity they need.
- NASA want to be landing people on Mars by the 2030s, but support has waned over the years as some scientists believe more data can be collected from unmanned ships.