I remember when the rumour mill about director Alfonso Cuarón’s new space thriller Gravity started to churn. One of the most notorious (and talked about) reports was that the film would be one long, unedited “shot”. No quick cuts, no shaky cam, just turning on the camera and…GO. Logistically, this would be highly unlikely – though, you could certainly create the illusion of such. Based on this new trailer, this rumour may actually have some truth to it.
Chaos in space has always scared the hell out of me, but this new trailer takes that to new heights. Literally. Add in the IMAX 3D factor and well, consider me officially pre-frightened.
The film stars Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts that attempt to return to Earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, rendering them adrift in orbit. The screenplay was written by Cuarón and his brother Jonás. It’s slated for an October 4th release.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is on her first Space Shuttle mission and is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney), who is in command of the shuttle due to it being his last flight. During a spacewalk, space debris crash into the space shuttle, which leaves it almost destroyed, leaving them stranded in space and alone in spacesuits with limited breathable oxygen. They have no communication from Earth thus forcing them to cooperate by themselves.
Source: WB Pictures