After what has literally been years of waiting, the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” has arrived. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is a terrifying sci-fi epic that Guillermo del Toro has promised will blow our minds, and now we can see why.
The trailer for “Gravity” goes light on the plot and heavy on the visual splendor. “Gravity” tells the story of Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone and Clooney’s astronaut Matt Kowalsky after their space ship gets destroyed and they get stranded out in space. Cuaron seems to have intentionally shot those scenes of destruction to be terrifying, but nothing is more chilling here than the final shot of Stone drifting alone out in space. Check out the trailer below.
Though this is a 2D trailer, it’s easy to see how “Gravity” will transform well into a 3D picture. This will be Cuaron’s first 3D film, but it seems like he’s found a way to use the medium to make space seem both massive and claustrophobic. If he succeeds, that element will make “Gravity” a unique type of science fiction film.
When MTV News spoke to del Toro back in 2011, he talked at length about the new technology Cuaron created to shoot “Gravity.” According to him, Cuaron’s “Gravity” mixes James Cameron’s love of new technological ideas with Stanley Kubrick’s futuristic vision.
“[’Gravity’ is] 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,” he said.
Apparently even Cameron didn’t think the film could be made, but Cuaron proved him wrong. “Jim 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,” said del Toro.
“Gravity” is due in theaters on October 4.
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