The Martian Blu-Ray
The Martian is a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel The Martian. Damon stars as an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars. The film depicts his struggle to survive and others' efforts to rescue him. The film's ensemble cast also features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.Producer Simon Kinberg began developing the film after 20th Century Fox optioned the novel in March 2013, which Goddard adapted into a screenplay and was initially attached to direct, but the film did not move forward. Scott replaced Goddard, and with Damon in place as the main character, production was approved. Filming began in November 2014 and lasted approximately 70 days. Some 20 sets were built on a sound stage in Budapest, Hungary, one of the largest in the world. Wadi Rum inJordan was also used as a practical backdrop for filming.