While the new sci-fi film from visionary director Alfonso Cuarón was delayed for a few months, Gravity looks like it was worth the wait. The follow-up to Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men, promises to be one of the best movies of the year. Today, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Gravity, and there’s only one word to describe it: terrifying.
In one brief moment, the trailer seems to go from majestically beautiful to sheer panic and terror. Gravity follows Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission, and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a veteran astronaut who is in command of the shuttle flight. While on a routine spacewalk, their ship is destroyed and Dr. Stone and Kowalsky are left to drift through the vacuum of outer space.