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by Nigel M Smith
July 24, 2013 8:20 AM
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Watch: Breathtaking 2-Minute Single Take Shot From Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Sets Up Eery Premise (Updated With Second Clip)

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.

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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.

"Gravity" world premieres as the opening night film of the Venice Film Festival before playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. Warner Bros. opens it wide October 4.


UPDATE: Warner Bros. today dropped another single take shot take from the film, this one showing Bullock's character drifting in space. Watch below:

11 Comments

  • Positive Pup | July 25, 2013 9:01 AMReply

    Looks utterly compelling. Fantastic clip and can not wait to see this in the cinema. Wish I could be in Venice for the premiere. Alfonso Cuaron is a visionary.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:55 PMReply

    oops. clearly that was posting when I thought it wasnt.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:54 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:53 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:52 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • rob | July 24, 2013 5:52 PMReply

    seriously.... why the haters on this. why can't anyone say anything good any more? So sick of all the 'easy to dish' criticism from smart asses who cant do anything worthwhile themselves. Go get of your computer, make a movie yourself then you can complain, friggin armchair critics. sick of 'em. How would you feel if no-one tried to make anything any more? Better? Would that satisfy your stupid little egos? STFU.

  • fangoriarules | July 24, 2013 2:08 PMReply

    This is just more CGI nonsense. It looks so fake. I cannot suspend disbelief.

  • Zach | July 26, 2013 1:35 AM

    Right, because it's possible to film this practically in SPACE. Of course it's CGI. The people however are real, and it's only one shot!

  • Dan Humphrey | July 24, 2013 1:35 PMReply

    Thank God the "crash" sound effects are gone from these scenes set in the vacuum of space. I was pretty worried when I heard them in the first trailer.