is a 2000 Technicolor science fiction film
directed by Antony Hoffman
, starring Carrie-Anne Moss
and Val Kilmer
. It was released on November 10, 2000.
In 2056 AD, Earth
is in ecologic crisis as a consequence of pollution
. Meanwhile, automated interplanetary missions have been seeding Mars
with atmosphere-producing algae
for twenty years as the first stage in terraforming
the planet. When the oxygen quantity produced by the algae is inexplicably reduced, the crew of Mars-1
investigates, and must continue the mission of terraforming the planet for human colonization.
The team is composed of Quinn Burchenal (Tom Sizemore
), an agnostic geneticist, Bud Chantillas (Terence Stamp
), an aging philosophical
scientist and surgeon, systems engineer and "space janitor" Robby Gallagher (Val Kilmer
), and beautiful, but no-nonsense commander, Kate Bowman (Carrie-Anne Moss
). Also on board are arrogant pilot Ted Santen (Benjamin Bratt
) and terraforming scientist Chip Pettengill (Simon Baker
arrives on February 5, 2057, but a solar flare
disrupts key systems, complicates their orbit and forces Bowman to remain aboard and repair them, while the others land. Their first goal is to locate an automated habitat established earlier on Mars in the Ares Vallis
area to manufacture 26 months worth of food and oxygen in preparation for the crew's arrival.
The landing craft is damaged entering the Martian atmosphere, veers off course, and crash-lands... Read More