New Promo for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ introduces us to the ARES 3 Crew

Screen Shot 2015-06-07 at 1.18.20 PMAfter basically a Trailer filled week highlighting some potential Oscar players, the start of a new week begins with a Promo that’s essentially a tease for the film I most want to see this year. It’s The Martian, which happens to be the movie adaptation of the best book I’ve read in some time. Written by Andy Weir (and adapted for the screen by writer Drew Goddard and director Ridley Scott), this is a science fiction survival tale, essentially Gravity by way of Mission to Mars, crossed with Cast Away. Matt Damon is the main character of Mark Watney, an astronaut accidentally stranded on Mars during a mission, with his ensuing struggle to survive the main thrust of the flick. Right now though, we’ve got a look at his crew of the ARES 3 mission, which is on the ship known as the Hermes. The crew includes Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, and Sebastian Stan, in addition to Damon’s protagonist and others. What I dig about this tiny peek at The Martian is how well the tone is captured. This is a high stakes adventure, for sure, but there’s a ton of humor, which is intact here. In fact, this could work as an actual Teaser, it sets the stage so well. Take a gander below and stay tuned for plenty more on The Martian, which opens on November 25th in prime awards season territory. If it’s as good as I know it can be (an X factor/question mark with Scott’s track record of late), Oscar will almost surely take some sort of notice. I can’t wait to find out, one way or the other…

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Here’s the Promo:

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