After the mixed reception of Prometheus, which by the way is the greatest movie ever, many believed Ridley Scott would take a slight detour from the sci-fi genre. However, his latest feature appears to be something to get (cautiously) optimistic about.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Andy Weir and starring Matt Damon, The Martian features Damon as a stranded astronaut on Mars, who may be forced to live out his last days on the Red Planet.

The Martian hits theaters October 2, 2015.