, based on the #1 New York Times
best-selling novel by Andy Weir, follows a team of astronauts on a reconnaissance mission to Mars, when suddenly things go wrong when a storm threatens the safety of the team and they are forced to evacuate.
On the way to the return spacecraft, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is struck by a satellite dish that gets caught up in the storm, and he is pulled away. Running out of time, with no communication or life signs coming from Watney, nor a way of finding his body, the crew is forced to evacuate without him, leaving him for dead.
Watney awakes to find himself stuck on Mars after the storm, injured, but well enough to operate on himself and eventually start planning on what his next step is for his survival.
Watney has no way to contact the team or Earth, and he knows that even if they do launch a rescue mission, it would take years. His best chance is to find a way to meet up with the next group that is scheduled on Mars. Regardless, he has to tackle his current predicament of not enough food, and currently nothing will grow on the planet.