Warner Bros. has debuted what is (presumably) the full and final trailer for the sci-fi thriller Gravity. A more apt title would be Lost in Space but that one’s already been taken. Gravity has received rave reviews so far. It’s currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics saying things like “This is truly awesome” and “I haven’t yet fully recovered”. Undoubtedly, the film will be visually stunning (evident if you’ve seen the preview in IMAX 3D), but I can’t help but feel skeptical about a movie that is essentially Sandra Bullock floating in space for 90 minutes. If Alfonso Cuaron can turn that premise into a great movie, he truly is a masterful director.
It was rumored that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy – the director and producer of Star Wars VII, respectively – attended a screening of the film. Perhaps they’re just fans of Cuaron’s work, or perhaps he’s come up with some groundbreaking, mind-blowing technology that they want to borrow for their little movie.
Here’s the trailer:
In the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is 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.
Starring Sandra Bullock, and what appears to be mostly ‘the voice’ of George Clooney based on that trailer, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity launches on October 4th.