Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' moved up to November 2015

By Brendan Morrow,

Ridley Scott will be directing Matt Damon in The Martian, and Fox announced Friday that the film will be coming out four months earlier than expected.

According to Indie Wire, The Martian has been moved from its initial release date of March 4, 2016 to Nov. 25, 2015.

The Martian, Indie Wire notes is an adaptation of the novel by Andy Weir of the same name, and follows an astronaut who must struggle to survive after his crew strands him on Mars. The film will star Damon as astronaut Mark Watney.

As we previously reported, Scott will be shooting The Martian this fall, according to producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg. The film was originally set to be directed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), but Scott took over when Goddard left the project to work on The Sinister Six.

This leaves several of Scott's other upcoming projects up in the air, including Prometheus 2, which Scott has said he will direct and which was speculated to be released around the time now scheduled for The Martian. Additionally, Scott has also promised his sequel to Blade Runner is unfortunately still coming.

The Martian will be released in 2015. Ridley Scott's newest film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, will open this fall.

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