We’ve been waiting a whopping seven years for Alfonso Cuarón’s follow-up to his dystopian downer “Children of Men,” and it looks like “Gravity” will not disappoint. The 3D project — and yes, this is one of the few 3D movies I recommend seeing in 3D — is his most ambitious endeavor to date.
Oh, and by the way, over the weekend at Comic-Con, he said it actually took only 4 1/2 years to make. Whatever.
In the sci-fi film, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play astronauts struggling to survive on a remote space station after satellite debris wipes out the rest of the crew and their ship. Scary premise.
They’re the only two people in the cast who actually appear on screen, although Eric Michels is the voice of NASA and Basher Savage is the voice of the Space Station Captain.
The second and third trailers for the film below aren’t what you’d call trailers in the traditional sense. Instead, Warner Bros. has decided to release single take shots from the film that show Bullock’s character drifting in space, and another to establish why she finds herself alone in space, separated from Clooney and the station.
“Gravity” will be the opening night film at the Venice Film Festival, and will also play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening wide in theaters on Oct. 4, 2013.
“Gravity” – Detached:
“Gravity” – Drifting: