‘Gravity’ Still Exists, Will Be Rated PG-13

Remember “Gravity“? That ambitious Alfonso Cuaron movie set in outer space that took years to make? We barely did either, but now we have news that the movie has received an MPAA rating, which means it’s likely near completion.

“Gravity” lost its November release date back in May and was then moved back to 2013. Warner Bros. hasn’t given the project a new premiere date yet, but at least the movie seems like it might actually be ready for next year. The MPAA recently gave the flick a PG-13 rating, and click on after the jump to find out why.

Ropes of Silicon reports that “Gravity” earned its rating for “intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.” Typically a PG-13 rating for an adult film like this would make us cautious, but we’re not too concerned with “Gravity.” Like “2001: A Space Odyssey” before it, “Gravity” seems to be more about exploring the psychological effects of being in outer space than being loaded with brutality, nudity or bad language.

“Gravity” stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, though much of the movie is supposed to feature Bullock on her own. Bullock’s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, is on her first shuttle mission in space with Clooney’s veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. During a routine spacewalk, disaster strikes and their shuttle is destroyed. They are then left stranded in the middle of space tied to one another.

From what we’ve heard from Guillermo del Toro in the past, Cuaron tried some exciting new camera techniques in “Gravity” to give outer space a sense of enormity. We’re glad that he seems to be close to finishing this movie, because it’s definitely high on our list of films we’re excited to see.

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