Warner Bros. has released a new batch of behind-the-scenes images and IMAX 3D themed featurettes for director Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller Gravity. The plot centers around a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and a veteran astronaut (George Clooney) working together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Which in theory sounds kinda boring, however looks absolutely terrifying.
Gravity could turn into a cultural phenomenon, between the reactions to the initial trailers, glorious reviews and ground breaking special effects work. It has all the making of a film that ends up grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. The way buzz has penetrated pop culture and potential staying power based on word of mouth could be staggering.
I won’t be surprised if 3 months from now Gravity is one of the top grossing films of all-time. We all know those casual filmgoers that make it to see 2-3 movies a year in theater and Gravity could turn into one of those movies.
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 (“Children of Men”). Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.