It’s about damn time.
After over six years away from the screen, director Alfonso Cuaron (Children Of Men) is going to be back, this year, with his new film Gravity, and we now have a release date set in stone.
WB has set a release date of October 4 for the film, which is set to go directly against films like Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Paranoia, and yes, another little sci-fi film known as Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith, which is continuing the streak of 3D re-releases of films from that series.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Personally, this just became my most anticipated film of 2013. Cuaron is arguably the most intriguing filmmaker today, and while it’s been a minute since we’ve seen his work, this sounds like it may be his most impressive work yet. With a 17 minute shot said to be the opening of the film, we are definitely in for something special here.