This is Ridley Scott working off a Drew Goddard screenplay. It is based on a book I haven’t read but I understand the book was huge too.

Spectacular cast. I like Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, and of course Matt Damon. One man against the elements–on Mars!–big scale, big rescue mission, promise of a lot of things going wrong…this has the potential to be huge.

I hope they haven’t worked too hard to mess this up.