Moving pictures have shown an interest in Mars since as far back as this 1910 ditty from Thomas Edison:
This weekend, Ruiari Robinson’s The Last Days on Mars hits theaters joining a distinguished lineage that includes Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Total Recall, Mission to Mars, Ghosts of Mars and, of course, a personal favorite of mine, John Carter (not kidding!).
Here’s the trailer:
It looks to be another film that uses the Red Planet as a space for some gory astronaut horror, with a dash of Prometheus-style origin/creation mythology tossed in for good measure.
It’ll be playing in New York and Los Angeles this weekend before expanding further, but it’s available everywhere on demand now.