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Gravity Trailer Warns ‘Don’t Let Go’

It’s been years since Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity was announced, and now it’s only months away from being released. After a rotating cast of actors attached themselves to the project, it was ultimately Sandra Bullock and George Clooney who took the dive on the boundary-pushing project.

The first trailer released for the film is definitely a tease, as it focuses on the terror of being trapped in space and doesn’t offer much in the way of plot. Or maybe this is all the plot Gravity has to go on: an accident destroys Bullock and Clooney’s characters’ spaceship and leaves them stranded in outer space.

Regardless, it’s the visual effects that are really stunning here. We’ve heard rumors that Cuaron employed some truly impressive technology to create some of the space sequences seen in the trailer, and the end result seems to prove it. The first-person perspective is an intriguing way to get audiences in on the action, but it’s the final shot of Bullock alone in space that gives us the chills.

“[They’re] absolutely pushing a new boundary in filmmaking, completely mindblowing. And the way they’re making that movie will, I think, forever change certain types of productions,” Guillermo del Toro gushed of Gravity to MTV News in 2011. “[James Cameron] said, well you know, look, you’re about five years into the future. When Jim said that it’s too early to try anything that crazy, they did it.”

Cuaron both directed and co-wrote Gravity, which is due in theaters on Oct. 4.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/diana.rachel.391 Boiling Man

    Looks interesting, I can’t wait to watch it on Bluray.

  • batGRRRl4ever

    Soooo, it’s that two people stuck in the water with sharks movie…..but in space. Lame.

  • B

    As amazing as the trailer looks I’m worried this will just be an extended version of the Star Trek: Voyager episode I’m guessing this idea came from.

  • Byron

    Actually, Ray Bradbury did this idea WAY before Voyager.

    The movie looks like the kind of Sci-fi we almost never get on the screen. I can’t wait to see it but I can already tell that this will be emotional hell (in the best way.)

  • kentonindy

    That’s a silly assertion — as if in all of fiction there aren’t dozens of other examples (of people stranded in space in spacesuits) that predate by decades the VOYAGER episode “Day of Honor”. You shouldn’t assume the one reference you happen to be familiar with is the basis for another project you’ve only seen the teaser trailer for, especially not for a basic plot point that can be found in many other stories.

  • B

    No ken, you shouldn’t assume that that was the only example I was aware of. I used it because it was one I didn’t like and as I said “I’m worried this will be an extended version” of it. I’m not a fan of Hollywood rehashing stories and so I was deliberately trying to be a bit negative even though the trailer looks nice.

    Byron, I’m aware of Bradbury’s story Kaleidoscope (though admittedly I had to look it up to remember the title) as it was one of the ones I studied in a college English course back in the late eighties. It was a very haunting story.

    The movie does look like the kind of scifi we almost never see which is why I have a bad feeling we won’t be seeing it this time either.