There’s a new featurette for Ridley Scott’s upcoming The Martian, and it aims to give you a “declassified look at the kind of psychological testing that NASA puts its astronauts through before sending them to Mars.” Of course, this is a viral clip and is meant to be treated as though it’s real in order to get you hyped for Mark Watney’s (Matt Damon) trip to Red Planet.
Have a look:
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 â€œthe Martianâ€ 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 Watneyâ€™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.
What’s your excitement level like for The Martian?
SOURCE: ARES: Live