Ridley Scott's The Martian starring Matt Damon has released a trailer

Ridley Scott's The Martian starring Matt Damon has released a trailer

Nerds, squeeeee.

The movie is based on the originally self-published 2011 novel The Martian by Andy Weir, who wrote the book to depict as scientifically accurately as possible, a mission to Mars gone horribly wrong. When it was picked up by a major publisher in 2014, it debuted at No. 24 on the New York Times Best Seller List.

In the movie, Damon plays a botanist stranded on Mars during an emergency evacuation and left with only an Earth month's worth of supplies and overwhelming odds against him, he must "science the shit out of this."