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Ridley Scott to Direct Matt Damon in THE MARTIAN

May 14, 2014
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Director Ridley Scott is responsible for bringing us some of the most iconic sci-fi films in cinema history, with "Alien" and "Blade Runner". His most recent sci-fi tale "Prometheus" was met with pretty mixed reviews, but that did not detract from his stunning visuals and the cool tone he set. Now Scott is re-entering the genre he helped define with stepping behind the lens for "The Martian".

Drew Goddard, best known for helming the incredible "The Cabin in the Woods", was originally set to direct the project. He exited the picture about a month ago due to his commitments with Sony for the upcoming "Sinister Six" film within the Spider-Man universe.

Matt Damon is locked in to star in the picture, set to play an American space explorer trapped on Mars, who needs to find a way home to Earth before his supplies run out. His "Elysium" producer Simon Kinberg is overseeing the project, so talent is certainly in high supply on this one.

Scott is still considered a world-class director, despite his last several films being met with less-than-spectacular results. The next film we'll see of his is the biblical epic "Exodus", starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

The premise sounds interesting and the players are all intact. Hopefully this becomes another amazing sci-fi submission from Scott.

Do you think Scott is the right director for this project? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: DarkHorizons

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