Warner Brothers has released a new trailer / clip for director Alfonso Cuarón’s highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi film, Gravity.
The nearly two minute footage portrays a spacewalk gone wrong with two astronauts, played by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, dodging the debris from a destroyed satellite and desperately trying to stay alive – and it’s all without cuts.
Even on this small scale the clip is seriously intense and displays a level of technical prowess with the film’s effects and cinematography that left me breathless. Just the mere prospect of seeing this on a massive screen—in 3D no less—left me giddy with excitement.
This is the first film Cuarón has directed since the 2006 modern classic Children of Men, not to mention it’s also the main reason why we haven’t seen the long rumored Criterion edition of Y Tu Mamá También, but it looks to be something cutting-edge, strange, and special. I absolutely cannot wait.
The world premiere will be at the Venice film festival on August 28th and it will have its North American premiere at TIFF in September. The film opens in wide release on October 4th.
“Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in Gravity, a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.”