(PCM) Empire debuted the first images of 20th Century Fox’s The Martian, giving viewers the first look at Matt Damon as stranded as astronaut Mark Watney in the Ridley Scott directed sci-fi action film, due in theaters nationwide November 25, 2015.
Empire released three images from The Martian featuring Matt Damon decked out in his full space suit, helmet and all, wandering around the vast desolate landscape of the planet on which he has been unintentionally abandoned.
Damon wears a determined look as he crosses the rocky terrain alone in the first image. In the second, he faces away from the camera as he sits forlornly on a pile of rocks overlooking the miles of sand and rock stretched out before him. The last image provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Martian.
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 the best-selling novel by Andy Weir and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.