Matt Damon Talks The Martian in PEOPLE's Exclusive Instagram Video Chat

Matt Damon has got it tough in The Martian. As botanist Mark Watney, Damon is left stranded on Mars after being presumed dead by NASA and his crew following a horrific space storm. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, however, Watney fights for survival with everything he’s got in the drama, set to hit theaters Oct. 2.

First Look! Matt Damon Is Lost in Space in Ridley Scott's The Martian

Matt Damon is returning to space for the second time in two years, and similar to his role in Interstellar, he’s once again stranded in a harsh alien landscape, fighting for survival.

Ryan Gosling Set to Join Harrison Ford in Blade Runner Sequel

The Blade Runner sequel is about to get even sexier.

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi classic, movie studio Alcon Entertainment confirmed Thursday. He is set to join Harrison Ford, who was confirmed in February to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard from the first film.

Alcon is not saying what role Gosling, 34, will play in the sequel.

Photos: Inside the 'Rich, Grand and Epic' Exodus: Gods and Kings

Everyone knows the story: Hebrew baby gets dropped off in a basket. Egyptian royals adopt the baby. Baby Moses grows up and rediscovers his Hebrew roots. There’s a burning bush, divine revelations and some plagues here and there – then Moses parts the Red Sea and saves his people from slavery.

In Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott reimagines the biblical epic. While it’s a huge undertaking, the director had no hesitations.

“The bigger the better,” Scott tells PEOPLE of his latest project, due in theaters Dec. 12. “It’s all pretty massive.”

Alien Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic Alien, has died at 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday.

Sandra Mivelaz, administrator of the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyères, western Switzerland, told the Associated Press that Giger died in a hospital on Monday.

Penélope Cruz: My Family Will Always Be a Priority

It’s not even three months since she gave birth to her daughter, Luna, so Penélope Cruz knows all about the difficult balancing act that working moms struggle with.

Penélope Cruz, Michael Fassbender & Javier Bardem Face Off in The Counselor

Get ready to see some very good-looking people doing some very bad things.

The Counselor, directed by Ridley Scott (Prometheus), stars Michael Fassbender as a respected lawyer who gets involved in an illegal business deal that careens out of control.

Penélope Cruz plays his love interest, while her real-life husband, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz play shady characters.

Tony Scott Had Inoperable Brain Cancer: Report

As the investigation continues into Sunday’s apparent suicide of Top Gun director Tony Scott, an unnamed source has told ABC News that the British-born filmmaker, 68, had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer.

But Scott’s family is disputing that report, says Los Angeles Coroner Chief Craig Harvey.

Top Gun Director Tony Scott Leaps to Death from Bridge

Director Tony Scott, whose box-office hits included Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop II, died after jumping from a bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 68.

Witnesses told authorities that Sunday at around 12:35 p.m. the filmmaker left his parked Toyota Prius on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, scaled a fence and then leapt without hesitation. A note with contact information was left in the vehicle, says the newspaper.

Brad Pitt and His Double Spotted on the London Set of The Counselor

Do not adjust your screen!

That’s Brad Pitt on the London set of his upcoming film The Counselor, with a guy who looks a lot like … Brad Pitt!

In the movie, written by Cormac McCarthy and directed by Ridley Scott, Pitt plays a Western-wear-loving attorney who gets into trouble when he becomes involved with drug traffickers.