The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film by Ridley Scott, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel in english version. Matt 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 Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The crew of the Ares III mission to Mars is exploring Acidalia Planitia on Martian solar day (sol) 18 of full movie expedition.