THE MARTIAN Viral Video; First Trailer Hits Today 2pm!

Matt Damon And Jessica Chastain

Update: As they announced yesterday, 20th Century Fox has unveiled the very first trailer for us to enjoy. Watch below.

The Martian debuts first piece of footage from the film ahead of the first trailer that will premiere 2pm today.

This first viral video shot by astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) – for Ridley Scott’s science fiction action adventure – introduces us to crew of the Hermes as they head to the red planet.

We meet Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, Michael Pena as pilot Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, the flight surgeon, Aksel Hennie as German astronaut Aleks Vogel and Kate Mara as computer expert Beth Johanssen on board the ship. The promo for the movie was being linked by real-life former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.

Also featuring Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover and more, The Martian is due in theaters in 3D on November 25th. Watch a faux informational video from Earth orbit upon the Ares 3, before their mission to Mars launch and check back here on Film Cutting later to watch the full trailer. Drew Goddard wrote this script so it’s in good hands.

I never thought I’d hear Matt Damon say “let’s go, Cubs!”

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Update: “Help is only 140 million miles away.”

Not bad at all, except they appear to just be ignoring the gravity differences of Mars. In related news, 20th Century Fox has moved up the  space thriller from Thanksgiving to October 2nd.