'The Martian' is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. The film is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel 'The Martian'.
The film also features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in supporting roles.
The story of the film is about an astronaut who is presumed dead and left behind on the planet Mars, and he fights to survive the situation.
NASA was consulted while making the film in order to get aspects of space and space travel, specifically in relation to Mars, with the most accuracy.
The mission to Mars in the film emulates actual missions that NASA is planning for the future.
The film has been shot in Wadi Rum, Jordan, which has a red coloured desert.
Matt Damon's character 'Dr. Mann' in Interstellar (2014) was lost on a planet located near black hole. This time his character is lost on Mars.
On September 28, 2015, four days before the film's scheduled US release - NASA announced that they had found evidence that briny water still flows on the surface of Mars.