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Photos from 'The Martian': Space Movie Strands Matt Damon on 'Mars'

Matt Damon in 'The Martian'

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The new motion picture, "The Martian," promises thrilling action in its depiction of a human Mars mission gone awry. Ridley Scott ("Alien") directs the space movie based on a novel by Andy Weir. See photos from "The Martian" in this Space.com gallery.

Matt Damon appears as a stranded astronaut on Mars in the film, coming to theaters in November 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Astronauts in 'The Martian'

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In the new movie "The Martian," a group of astronauts must decide if they should rescue their stranded crewmate from the surface of Mars. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

The Martian: Mark Watney on Mars

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In the science fiction film "The Martian," astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars after a dust storm forces his crewmates to evacuate the Red Planet. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

The Martian: NASA Space Center

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A NASA space center is seen in a still from the first trailer of "The Martian," a 2015 science fiction film about an astronaut stranded on Mars, and efforts to rescue him. Actor Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Matt Damon in 'The Martian'

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Matt Damon appears as a stranded astronaut on Mars in 'The Martian' motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Matt Damon in 'The Martian'

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Matt Damon appears as a stranded astronaut on Mars in 'The Martian' motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Filming 'The Martian'

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Film crew members surround Matt Damon, who stars in "The Martian," scheduled for release in November 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

'The Martian' Poster

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Matt Damon appears as a stranded astronaut on Mars in 'The Martian' motion picture, coming to theaters in November 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

The Martian: Title Card

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The title card for "The Martian" as seen in the film's first trailer released on June 8, 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Damon in 'The Martian'

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Matt Damon appears as stranded astronaut Mark Watney in 'The Martian' motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

NASA's Mission Control in 'The Martian'

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A future NASA mission control center provides one setting in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

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