With less than one month left until The Martian hits theaters, 20th Century Fox has released two new clips, plus a viral video for this sci-fi thriller. The first clip gives us a look at the entire crew of the Ares 3 mission, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), Christopher Beck (Sebastian Stan), Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara), Alex Vogel (Aksel Hennie) and Rick Martinez (Michael Peña). This scene also shows how Mark gets stranded on Mars, left for dead by his colleagues.
The second clip takes place back on Earth, where the eccentric Rich Purnell (Donald Glover) explains to Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels), Venkat Kapoor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Annie Montrose (Kristen Wiig) and Mitch Henderson (Sean Bean) how their new mission to rescue Matt Damon's Mark Watney could work, in a slightly different way than originally planned. If that wasn't enough, we also have an extended TV spot plus a viral video, an ad for the Ares program, sponsored by Under Armor, which shows Watney undergoing some of his rigorous training.
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 hits theaters on October 2. The sci-fi drama is the only film debuting that weekend in wide release, but it will also face a number of notable films arriving in limited release, such as The Walk, which debuts in IMAX theaters that weekend before expanding nationwide, Shanghai, Freeheld and Legend.
Ridley Scott directs from a script by Drew Goddard, based on the book of the same name by Andy Weir. The novel was originally self-published by the author in 2011, becoming one of Amazon's top e-book sellers. The author later sold the print publication rights to Crown, which published the novel in 2014, where it debuted at #12 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Take a look at these new videos from The Martian, along with an extensive new photo gallery, to get ready for the October 2 release.