If I haven't expressed how excited I am for The Martian, well, I am. I loved the book, I love everything I've seen from the film thus far (literally as if the book has come to life), and now 20th Century Fox has released the 2nd trailer for the film, which you can view below.
As you can see, the newest trailer gives a little bit more insight into the plot compared to the first trailer while also showing off what look to be stunning visuals. Say what you will about Ridley Scott, but the man knows how to create art on screen, and I really like how everything looks very realistic and practical. I know they shot the Mars scenes in Southern Jordan and worked very closely with NASA to keep all the space related aspects of the film accurate as well. Let's just hope they took Drew Goddard's apparent 'amazing' script and executed wonderfully.
Also in terms of casting, Matt Damon really does look spot on as Mark Watney, the humor especially. I really can't think of any other actor who would have worked for this role, especially when they have to be on screen by themselves for such long periods of time.
Anyway, enough of my babbling, here's the trailer:
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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.
The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott from a script by Drew Goddard, stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It will have it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and release in theaters everywhere October 2nd.
Source: 20th Century Fox