It appears as though Ridley Scott has settled on his next project. Back in April, we learned that Scott had entered talks to direct the sci-fi film The Martian with Matt Damon set to star. Speaking on Jeff Goldsmith’s podcast recently (via The Playlist), producer Simon Kinberg confirmed that The Martian will indeed be Scott’s next project, and in fact the film is gearing up to start production this fall. Drew Goddard was initially attached to direct the Gravity-esque tale of an astronaut who is stranded on Mars and must make his way home, but was forced to drop out of the director’s chair due to his Sinister Six commitments. However, Goddard completed what Kinberg describes as an “incredible script”, and it looks like Scott will next be heading to the Red Planet to bring the project to fruition.
Hit the jump for more, including where this leaves Prometheus 2.