Never mind little green men, there's only one man we need to worry about in "The Martian": Matt Damon's astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, he's left behind and presumed dead. But he's not dead. He's just stuck there. So he's forced to use Bourne-level smarts to survive and signal home that he's still alive.
20th Century Fox just released the first 3-minute, 17-second trailer for "The Martian" and -- prepare to cringe at this, but dammit it's still true -- it's out of this world. Just watch:
"The Martian" is directed by Ridley Scott, so it's already off to a great start, and it's based on the novel by Andy Weir. Matt Damon is the headliner, but he's joined by A-listers Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Donald Glover, and ... Kristen Wiig? Yeah, she's branching away from just comedies, and this is certainly going to be a big showcase.
Fans -- and we're holding our hands up on this -- can't get enough space movies, from "Alien," "2001" and "Star Wars" to "Apollo 13," "Gravity" and "Interstellar." Heck, even "Spaceballs." With the impressive credentials involved, we're thinking this is destined for something closer to Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" than Michael Bay's "Armageddon," but we'll see.
"The Martian" is scheduled for release on November 25.
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