WATCH: The Martian Trailer

The martian trailerThe second official The Martian trailer has dropped this morning, giving us a further look at the upcoming sci-fi movie based on the book of the same name.

The movie will star Matt Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars following a botched mission who must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and unrelenting spirit to find a way to signal to Earth that he’s still alive. The movie will also star Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, and Jessica Chastain. It’s directed by Ridley Scott (Blade RunnerAlien).

The book that the movie is based on is written by Andy Weir, and we included it in our list of the 50 best sci-fi books of all time. It’s a fantastically written novel that follows one man’s determination to get back home, and we’re hoping the movie will shape up to be just as formidable.

The Martian is set to hit theaters on October 2, 2015.


See Also:

10 Most Underrated Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix to Watch

10 Cool Technologies from Sci-Fi Movies That We Don’t Have Yet

More from Nerd Much?