Martian landscapes: a nod to the future
Mars on the big screen
The red planet has appeared in many films including ‘The Martian’ (2015), filmed in the desert of Wadi Rum, in Jordan, ‘Red Planet’ (2000), starring Val Kilmer, ‘Total Recall’ (1990), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and ‘Mission to Mars’ (2000) directed by Brian de Palma.
Staying in the Southern Cone, Argentina is also home to several areas worthy of appearing in a science fiction blockbuster, such as Talampaya National Park, in the northwest of the country (La Rioja region). It has an area of 215,000 hectares, which are practically barren and are a succession of red plains, canyons and ravines.