Over the weekend, we showed you The first photo of Matt Damon in director Ridley Scott's The Martian. Now, we have nine more images from the movie, which give us a first look at Matt Damon's co-star, the earth-bound Kristen Wiig. We also get to see more of Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut on Mars, as well as a look at the action behind-the-scenes on what will surely be one of the more exciting movies this coming holiday season.
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.Read More
Many were surprised by Matt Damon's appearance as a stranded astronaut in Interstellar, as it was never part of the publicity push for that film and came with a nice twist. Now, Matt Damon is taking on a similar role, though set against a decidedly different story in The Martian. Ridley Scott directs this adaptation of the very popular Andy Weir novel, and we now have a first look at the actor in his astronaut gear.
In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney becomes one of the first people to walk on Mars. And he'll likely be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills, and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit, he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? If you haven't read the book, you'll find out when The Martian opens everywhere this fall.Read More
Principal photography recently wrapped on Ridley Scott's The Martian, with the director currently in post-production, working towards a November 25 release. Aside from the script page that was literally sent into outer space back in December, we haven't heard or seen anything about this sci-fi thriller. The story centers on an American astronaut named Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is stranded on Mars, left behind by his crew after they thought he died in a dust storm. Yesterday, author Andy Weir, who wrote the book of the same name that this adaptation is based on, sent out a photo on his Facebook page, which gives us our first look at Matt Damon on the set.
As it turns out, it seems we have a Super Bowl bet between Matt Damon and his assistant Colin to thank for this photo. Boston native Matt Damon made a bet with Colin, a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan, and since the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, Colin now has to wear a Patriots jersey for a year. This photo shows Matt Damon in costume, complete with a Mark Watney name patch on his shirt, alongside Colin, making good on his bet by wearing a Patriots shirt. We can also see a Mars rover vehicle in the background of this shot. You may recall that Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt had a similar Super Bowl bet, which resulted in both actors showing up as their respective characters to children's hospitals in both Boston and Seattle.Read More
Legendary Pictures revealed the supporting cast for their upcoming epic The Great Wall, which will be the largest film ever shot completely in China. Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe have been confirmed to star, with the production bringing on Chinese stars Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers), Tian Jing (New Police Story, Special ID), Hanyu Zhang (Taking Tiger Mountain, The Assembly), Eddie Peng (Fleet of Time, Rise of the Legend), Lu Han (Miss Granny), Gengxin Lin (Taking Tiger Mountain, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon), Zheng Kai (Fleet of Time, The Running Man), Chen Xuedong (Tiny Times 3), Xuan Huang (The Golden Era, Blind Massage), and pop star Wang Junkai in his feature film debut.
Director Yimou Zhang has also cast newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong in supporting roles. The plot is set in the 15th Century, following soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder, as they come across the construction of The Great Wall of China. They learn that the Chinese are not only building the Wall to keep out invading Mongolian forces, but also to keep supernatural creatures at bay.Read More