The Martian trailer: Matt Damon stranded on Mars in first teaser for Ridley Scott film

Video features stars including Michael Pena, Sebastian Stan and Kate Mara

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After only a brief appearance in last year’s astronomical hit Intersteller, Matt Damon is set to boldly go where no man has gone before once again, but this time under Ridley Scott’s direction in The Martian.

While the clip shows Damon heading to Mars, the official synopsis of the movie describes how the astronaut is left stranded on the red planet after a massive storm forces the crew to leave him behind. He must then find a way to survive, in the hope that his crew will come back to rescue him.

The Martian is based on the 2011 book of the same name and was the first novel published by author Andy Weir.

Thanks to a promotional video – part of the viral campaign which has just kicked off, six months before release – we had our first look on board Ares 3, Damon’s space ship, earlier today . 

The video features Mark Watney (Damon) taking a camera around the ship, introducing each crew member to the audience. Stars featured in the video include Michael Pena (American Hustle, Fury), Sebastian Stan (Captain America) and Kate Mara (House of Card).

A full character-centric poster has been released by co-producer Simon Kinberg.

The Martian will boldly go into UK cinemas 27 November 2015.

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