I don’t usually post trailers on the site but this one was too good to pass up.
Gravity is the latest film from writer and director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This one’s been in the works for a while (with the likes of Robert Downey Jr. Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman all attached at various stages) and was actually supposed to come out before now but the producers decide to delay it in order to make sure the special effects were good enough – by the looks of this first teaser trailer that was a wise decision indeed.
Here’s the official plot for Gravity:
Dr. Stone (Bullock) is 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’ve lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue.
Sounds like it’s going to be in the vein of existential sci-fi like Moon and 2001: A Space Odyssey more than Star Wars or Star Trek, and apparently even if with Clooney’s presence it’s something of a one-woman show.
The main reason I’m looking forward to this (other than this trailer, of course) is because of Cuaron. He directed one of the most original, gripping and intelligent real world sci-fi flicks of the last 20 years with Children of Men and is responsible for kicking the Harry Potter franchise into serious shape with Prisoner of Azkaban. His latest offering looks to be one of the big films to look forward to for the rest of 2013.
Watch the astonishing teaser trailer below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section:
Gravity is released in the UK on October 18th.