The Martian, coming October 2, 2015 features a trip to Mars gone wrong: One of the crewmembers is presumed dead and left, stranded on Mars. He has to survive, they have to figure out how to rescue him. In this trailer, we see the crew before their journey as a psychologist interviews them. We learn which of the crew obsesses about the nitpicky details of cartoons, which one makes jokes, and what the first female commander of a mission thinks of the stress levels.
It’s a pretty sketchy introduction to the characters, not helped by the fact that a couple of them look very similar, but it’s a start, and it does make a change from the usual short-clips-and-explosions type trailer.
The Martian: Synopsis
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 features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.