At long last, we have the hotly anticipated trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Aside from it being Cuarón’s first feature since 2006′s Children of Men, it reportedly has a 20-minute opening shot and while it was once set to star Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie, the parts ended up going to George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. I mean, that’s cool too, I guess. (*kicks can*)
In the clip, astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) marvel at the sunrise — from space. Wearing space suits, they float in the blackness of the universe 372 miles above the Earth. But when their shuttle collides with some debris, the ship is destroyed, forcing the two of them to fight for survival in an environment they cannot control, and they have no place to land. Scrambling to hold onto one another, and then to any solid object that might provide a respite from the nothingness of zero gravity, they fight to find a way to contact Earth and make it safely home.
“Gravity” is scheduled for release October 4. [MTV]
Finally, a use of Futura font that actually makes sense!
Needless to say, Cuarón? In space? Oh, I’ll play your game, you rogue. But with big box office stars like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock on the bill, I’m a little surprised they went with the one-name, indie sci-fi name a lá Solaris or Moon and not something more commercial. Say, “Way Up in the Air,” or “The Blind Side of the Moon.” Yes, I’m a marketing genius. (*puts on foam cowboy hat marked “GENIUS,” pets cat*)