Space is awesome. It’s, you know, space! Who doesn’t want to go into outer space? I know I do. Of course, films like Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” will probably make me have second thoughts. After all, the film’s entire premise is that two astronauts gets trapped in space with no help coming. Or if help is coming, it ain’t coming fast enough before their air runs out. That’s, you know, not so good.
Check out the first white knuckle teaser trailer for “Gravity”. Sandra Bullock is apparently playing a character name Ryan Stone, which makes sense, given that everyone from Angelina Jolie to Johnny Depp have been at one point or another attached to this role. I guess they just didn’t bother to change the name or something. I’m curious how Cuarón is going to do a movie with just two people floating in space for the entire movie, though.
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
“Gravity” stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Basher Savage and, well, that’s pretty much it, I guess. Yup, it’s one of those no-cast/one-location movies.
Getting sucked out into space this October 4, 2013.
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