Can you believe it's taken this long for the official trailer to make it our way? This has been kickin' around for a while now, whetting our appetites with the irony that Matt Damon also played a "stranded" astronaut in Interstellar (Jessica Chastain was also in that movie!).
Well, here he is, and this time, he's a good guy! Trending on Twitter today is the hashtag #BringJimHome because he seems like a plucky fellow, right? Hell yeah!
The music really helps this one hit home, and it's the perfect movie to end summer. Except it won't be hitting theaters until Oct. 2, allow it to roll in your autumn enjoyment, will you?
Following is the official write up from 20th Century Fox of what appears to be a spectacular time in the theater.
THE MARTIAN | Official Trailer: 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. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.