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This preview offers a closer look at the attitude of Damon’s astronaut, Mark Watney, and how he prepares to survive on the red planet.
“I guarantee you that at some point, everything’s going to go south on you,” Watney says in a voiceover at the beginning of the trailer, over visuals of the mission in which Watney’s left for dead after disaster strikes.
“You’re going to say, this is it, this is how I end,” he adds over visuals of him waking up on Mars. “Now you can either accept that or you can get to work.”
Later, Watney is heard saying, “No matter what happens, tell the world, tell my family that I never stopped fighting to make it home.”
Indeed that’s exactly what he does as he prepares the structure set up on Mars, which he says is only designed to support life for 30 days, so that he can stay alive there until a mission comes to rescue him.
After he successfully figures out how to grow food on a planet where nothing grows, he proclaims, “I am the greatest botanist on this planet.”
The trailer also offers a more detailed view of the rescue mission being arranged to save Watney, which NASA rejects after Jeff Daniels‘ Teddy Sanders is shown saying he’s not risking people’s lives to save Watney.
The Martian, which is set to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, hits theaters on Oct. 2. In addition to Damon and Daniels, the film stars Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also gets more screen time in the latest trailer.
Ridley Scott directed the film from a script by Drew Goddard, who adapted Andy Weir‘s book.
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