Ridley Scott Is Going Sci-Fi Again With Matt Damon In ‘The Martian’

06.25.14 4 years ago 14 Comments


Can’t wait until 2016 for the further adventures of Michael Fassbot in Prometheus 2? Well, apparently Ridley Scott is going to try and fit in another sci-fi movie before then.

The Martian, which will star Matt Damon and be produced by Hollywood blockbuster generating robot Simon Kinberg, will begin filming this fall for a 2015 release. For those keeping track, Ridley Scott is keeping exceptionally busy for a 76-year-old guy — he filmed Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale last fall, will, supposedly, be doing The Martian this fall, and then will move right on to Prometheus 2 next fall. I have a strong premonition that schedule won’t hold up and that we probably won’t be seeing Prometheus 2 until 2017 or 2018.

The Martian, based on the recent book by Andy Weir, is a wilderness survival story that just happens to be set on Mars. Basically it’s Gravity meets Cast Away, which sounds like a fairly promising premise. Will Ridley Scott be able to resist adding Alien facehuggers and a wacky computer sidekick played by Russell Crowe into the mix? I hope so, but come on, let’s be realistic here.

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