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The Martian: Stranded on Mars

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Matt Damon is an astronaut stranded on Mars in ‘The Martian’.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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 meagre supplies, he must draw on 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.

The Martian is an American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Academy Award-winner Matt Damon. The film is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel, The Martian, which was adapted into a screenplay by Drew Goddard. The film also features Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in supporting roles.