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The Martian, Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Ridley Scott has confirmed The Martian will shoot in Budapest later this year.

    Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Monsters, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. “It’s like Robinson Crusoe—if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive?”

    Scott says he’s already storyboarded the film and is ready to begin shooting in November. “I think I’m going to shoot in Budapest,” he says. “And we’ll probably shoot in Wadi Rum for Mars. I like Wadi Rum—it’s the best view I’ve ever seen of what could be Mars.” (The alien-looking location in Jordan has been used in Lawrence of Arabia and, more recently, for some of Scott’s Exodus.)

  • Matt's Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS is available at water.org or YouTube. Matt challenged George Clooney, Bono and Tom Brady.



  • Photos of Matt and family after breakfast on Sunday are at the Daily Mail and Babyrazzi.
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