Visionary helmer Alfonso Cuarón has kept his fans waiting a whopping
seven years for a follow-up to his dystopian downer “Children of Men,”
and by all accounts, he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. His seventh
feature “Gravity” has been a long time coming, but the 3D project is no
doubt his most ambitious and ballsiest endeavor to date (over the weekend at Comic-Con he said “the whole film was a miscalculation,” in that it took four-and-a-half years to bring to the screen.)
In the sci-fi
film, Cuarón finds George Clooney and Sandra Bullock suiting up as two
astronauts struggling to survive on a remote space station after
satellite debris wipes out the
rest of the crew and their ship. Featuring a cast of just two and a dark
premise, the film is an anomaly for distributor Warner Bros., who’s
no doubt betting it has a game changer on its hands.
In its second trailer for the film, Warner Bros. has decided to forgo the traditional promotional route by simply showcasing a two-minute single take shot from the film that serves to establish why Bullock’s character finds herself alone in space, separated from Clooney and the station. It’s harrowing stuff.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. today dropped another single take shot take from the film, this one showing Bullock’s character drifting in space. Watch below: