In the summer of 2014, production designer Arthur Max placed two photographs on a table in Ridley Scott's Los Angeles office. Both looked much the same, revealing vast, desolate, reddish-coppery landscapes that seemed equally hostile to human life. One picture was of Wadi Rum, the high desert in southern Jordan. The other, shot by the Curiosity Rover, showed an even more remote location. "Which one is Mars?" asked the director. "Exactly", answered Max. •

In the summer of 2014, production designer Arthur Max placed two photographs on a table in Ridley Scott’s Los Angeles office. Both looked much the same, revealing vast, desolate, reddish-coppery landscapes that seemed equally hostile to human life. One picture was of Wadi Rum, the high desert in southern Jordan. The other, shot by the Curiosity Rover, showed an even more remote location. “Which one is Mars?” asked the director. “Exactly”, answered Max.

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