The Martian trailer arrives Simon Fitzjohn June 9, 2015 Editor's Choice, Latest News and Videos 977 Fancy some sci-fi goodness starring Matt Damon and courtesy of director Ridley Scott? Of course you do, which is probably why you’re excited as we are about upcoming flick The Martian. Based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel, here’s the synopsis: 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 “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. 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 Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. And here’s the new trailer: OK, so the trailer (and synopsis for that matter) give away a little bit too much for our liking, but we eagerly await this one landing in cinemas in November.