First Promo for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Released (Video)

The clip sees Matt Damon's character giving a "personal" guided tour to the doomed Mars-bound spaceship the Hermes.
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Ridley Scott's The Martian doesn't have a trailer yet, but the first promo for the film has been released, and it's deceptively great.

The three-minute promo clip was released on YouTube on Sunday and features Matt Damon's character, NASA astronaut Mark Watney, seemingly giving viewers a "personal" guided tour of his vessel, the Hermes, six hours before the ship travels to Mars. Watney introduces some of the crew, including characters played by Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Michael Peña and Aksel Hennie. 

The Martian tells the story of Watney when he's left for dead on the Red Planet after the crew get caught up in a storm. With little equipment and supplies Watney must survive long enough to get a message back to Earth. 

Based on the book by Andy Weir, The Martian screenplay is written by Drew Goddard and the film will also star Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig and Sean Bean, who don't appear in the promo. The film will hit theaters on Nov. 25. 

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