Empire has released three new photos from the set of The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. Matt Damon plays a astronaut named Mark Watney who is stranded on Mars after a mission goes wrong. The movie is based on the award winning novel by Andy Weir. The book made many ‘best of’ lists when it came out last year. If the movie is half as good as the book then it’ll be great. The Martian will be in theaters November 25, 2015
The summary of the novel
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 & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& 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—& 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?