After releasing the several photos earlier this weekend, 20th Century Fox has released more The Martian images online.
[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t has been a while since Ridley Scott directed a sci-fi movie and many fans of the director are hoping that The Martian will be one of his best. The movie, The Martian, is based on a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive.
The set of The Martian is being described by director Ridley Scott as, “Just geology. The last thing Mark’s thinking about is life on Mars. He’s think about how to save his life on Mars. He finds he has a problem, and instead of him collapsing into terror—because he’s got 28 days to live – and that’s if everything goes well for him – he knuckles down and actually starts to work it out,” Many fans of the book have describe it as Apollo 13 meets Cast Away.
The Martian features an all-star cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Donald Glover. The movie is supposed to be as realistic as possible, following in the footsteps of what Andy Weir did while working on his novel. The writer studied orbital mechanics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight. Many of the actors in the film also studied some of the same subjects. Jessica Chastain, one of the actors that studied some of the subjects for her role in the movie, said “It has been great to do the research and learn as much as I can about space.”
The Martian hits theaters November 25th of this year.