Ridley Scott is in talks to direct the Fox pic "The Martian" with Matt Damon attached to star.
Simon Kinberg has come aboard as a producer alongside his exec Aditya Sood through Kinberg's Genre Films banner. Fox exec Steve Asbell will oversee the project for the studio.
Scott is currently in post-production on his Moses pic "Gods and Kings" and Damon can be seen next in "Interstellar." They are both repped by WME.