Hot on the heels of yesterday’s promo footage, today brings us yet more Martian treats in the form of the film’s first trailer, which has just this minute touched down online. We see Matt Damon’s botanist, Mark Watney, injured and left for dead when the first manned mission to the red planet is forced to make an emergency evacuation.
With no food, no supplies and a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney, in the best Breaking Bad tradition, sets out to “science the shit” out of his sticky situation and work some labcoat magic to keep himself alive until help comes.
Based on Andy Weir’s bestseller, The Martian has already made a significant splash in literary form and the screen adaptation has sent its script into orbit. The finished film will make planetfall in UK cinemas on 27 November.