The Martian (Ridley Scott)

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:28 pm
Collider wrote:Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct THE MARTIAN Starring Matt Damon

About a month ago, Drew Goddard had to exit 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi film The Martian due to his commitment to directing Sony’s The Sinister Six. While Matt Damon remains on board the film as star, director Ridley Scott is now reported as being in talks to helm the picture. Goddard was attached to direct his own adaptation of Andy Weir’s e-book, and though he’ll be stepping away from the director’s chair, it looks like his screenplay will remain in place, at least initially. The story follows one of the first people to walk on Mars who becomes stranded and must struggle against insurmountable odds in order to survive.

As Heat Vision reports, Scott is in talks to come on board The Martian as director. He’ll also join Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood as producers. This could be a more reined-in version of Scott’s recent work since it should center on a lone survivor if the script takes a Gravity-like approach. Either way, it’ll be nice to see what Scott can do in a space-based tale when he’s not beholden to an existing cinematic mythology.

Here’s the book description for The Martian (via Amazon):

"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

Looking forward to this one.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:32 am
surprised to see the Trailer hasn't been posted -



doesn't look all that interesting to be honest.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:59 pm
Saw this yesterday and thought it was quite good. A bit slow in parts but interesting. Anyone else seen it?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:26 am
actually yeah, I just got home from seeing it. over rated but I still enjoyed it.

this is getting the best reviews, people saying it's the best movie this year or one of the best. hardly. why is it that when ever there's a movie where someone is stranded somewhere and have to fight to survive, people go ape s**t?! it's a good movie, acted well, nice visuals, good cast but geez.. people are acting like its the best movie ever made. I liked it, but it's not all that amazing. it's a smart movie sure, Matt did a good job. but it seemed like a comedy, and why does someone being stranded and talks to themself considered the best movie? I don't get it.

it's watchable but slow but it would be pretty boring if Matt didn't crack jokes I guess.

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This movie was rated 3.5 stars out of 5
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:10 pm
oh another thing, there is no introduction to the characters lives. there home life, family.
so there's no connection with them, and no real reason to care.

also comedic moments are fine but they should really focus on the drama more.

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