Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller Gravity. The plot centers around Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission, accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who is in command of the shuttle flight, due to be his last. During a spacewalk, the space shuttle is destroyed, and Stone and Kowalsky are stranded in space with no communications with Earth.
The film has been long delayed but it appears to be worth the wait and, with the star power of Clooney and Bullock, could be a serious Oscar contender come February.
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. 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.