Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:07 am
The new trailer sees Matt Damon in the role of Watney, an astronaut heading up the Ares 3 journey to Mars. When the mission goes awry after a huge storm, Watney is left stranded and alone on the red planet with only limited supplies at his disposal.
The Martian is based on Andy Weir's novel, which the computer programmer self-published after being rebuffed by literary agents.
When the book became a huge hit through Weir's Amazon Kindle version, it was picked up by audiobook publisher Podium, then Crown Publishing Group, and swiftly became a New York Times best-seller.
The Martian, which boasts Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara and Sean Bean in its all-star cast, will lift-off into cinemas on September 30.