First Look at Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s Sci-fi Drama THE MARTIAN

Empire Online Firstlook

Update: Following on from yesterday’s first look images, new photos (via People and EW) definitely confirm how much of a sci-fi party this action adventure is. You can take a look at the updated gallery below to see all of them.

Mad Damon (Interstellar) is an astronaut again, but this time he is stranded on Mars in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi drama The Martian.

Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, Scott’s latest science fiction film sees Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut who’s presumed dead and left behind by his crew on the red planet. Here’s the official synopsis of the screenplay penned by Drew Goddard, who was originally attached to direct the film:

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.

“The Martian” book has a lot of humor to it and I really hope they do it justice and don’t screw up this movie. The Martian movie is set to hit theaters on November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving and the first trailer is expected to debut this August in theaters with Fantastic Four. Check out the pics below: