The Martian – First Trailer!
Andy Weir’s novel The Martian was an instant classic. From the moment I opened page one I could not put it down. It was obvious from the start, this was a movie waiting to happen.
As actors and crew were announced, there was obvious skepticism. Projects like this are often leaked with an impossible cast only to die quietly before it ever gets started. From independent release, to major publishing deal, to movie option, to production, this story just never stopped moving forward. The real life story of the telling of The Martian follows an amazing parallel to the pacing of the story told in the pages.
And now, we have a trailer! We are holding our breath and watching closely as we wait for the release date. We are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, much as our intrepid hero. Let us hope the trajectory of the production continues to follow that of the character!
Lost in the excitement is the “Aries: Live” YouTube Channel. In the first video Mark Watney introduces the Ares 3 crew before their mission launch.