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by Nigel M Smith
May 10, 2013 10:27 AM
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Trailer of the Week: Sandra Bullock is Flung Into Space in Terrifying First Look at Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'

"Gravity"

Before the trailer, we thought: 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. In the sci-fi film, Cuaron has George Clooney and Sandra Bullock suit 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 are no doubt betting they have a game changer on their hands.

And now? Game changer or not, "Gravity" looks terrifying and unlike anything else out there. The brief trailer (it runs a mere minute and 30 seconds) starts out soothingly enough with Clooney and Bullock observing the sunrise at 372 miles above the earth. And then all hell breaks loose.

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In 3D, the experience looks likely to be a hard to handle one if the deep, dark recesses of space scare you -- and they ought to. The final shot of Bullock's character being flung out into space is the stuff of nightmares. How (and if) they make it back to Earth is anyone's guess. But you can bet we're dying to find out after watching this enticing promo. Warner Bros. opens it October 4.


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5 Comments

  • LeonRaymond | May 11, 2013 4:14 PMReply

    SUPERB!

  • Andy | May 10, 2013 12:20 PMReply

    Hmm. I think it's the actors that is turning me off. I'm more excited for 'The Last Days on Mars' this Fall

  • Dano | May 10, 2013 10:42 AMReply

    Sound waves in the vacuum of space? I was hoping this would be a little more 2001 and a little less STAR WARS.

  • Ali | May 10, 2013 10:35 AMReply

    Alfonso Cuaron is one of my all time favorite director's I hope he get's a best director nomination for this! I am so excited to see these amazing long takes in IMAX. "Children of Men" back in 2006 was so mind blowing for the long takes, Alfonso brilliant director!

  • GLENN | May 10, 2013 11:55 AM

    I cannot wait for this film to come out, Cuaron is a great director and Children of Men was so amazing !!!