BUDAPEST: Ridley Scott is currently shooting The Martian in Hungary. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.
The screenplay written by Drew Goddard and based on a novel by Andy Weir follows an astronaut stuck on Mars (Matt Damon) looking for various ways to survive. Dariusz Wolski (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Prometheus) is the DoP. Shooting also takes place in Jordan.
Scott Free Productions and 20th Century Film Fox Corporation are producing with Korda Studios in Budapest providing facilities. The shooting in Hungary started in October 2014 and the premiere is set for November 2015.