Here's a first peek at Matt Damon and his Mars rover from Ridley Scott's The Martian

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Mar 23, 2015, 11:04 PM EDT (Updated)

Take a look at Matt Damon and his assistant, Colin, on set during the filming of Ridley Scott's The Martian, based on the best-selling novel written by Andy Weir. Damon plays astronaut Mark Watney, who is marooned on Mars after a devastating sandstorm forces his crew to rush an emergency evacuation, leaving him for dead, and he must survive long enough for an impossible rescue attempt. Weir shared this image through his Facebook page, and you can see the radical six-wheeled rover parked on a dune in the background.  

Apparently Damon is pointing to the fact that his assistant lost a Super Bowl bet and is required to wear a New England Patriots t-shirt for a year as punishment. The Martian screenplay was adapted by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, World War Z, Lost) and hopefully his script spares us all the excruciating details of growing potatoes that became painfully tedious in the book.

Directed by Ridley Scott and also starring Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Oliofor, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Sebastian Stan, The Martian lands in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

Are you holding your breath for Matt Damon's Martian survival tale?

(Via Collider)