It’s finally here! Alfonso Cuarón’s long-awaited Gravity was slated to premiere at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. It also was supposed to be released sometime in 2012. Now one of the most anticipated science fiction movies of 2013 has finally announced a release date.
According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity will definitely come out in October 2013. The ambitious science fiction film stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as two astronauts stranded in space after their space station is heavily damaged. Clooney and Bullock will be the only actors in the movie, which is ostensiblly more cerebral and contemplative rather than action-heavy and visceral. Here’s the official synopsis:
Dr. Ryan Stone [Sandra Bullock], a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky [George Clooney] 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 was supposed to release sometime in 2012, but after a lukewarm test screening responses and unfinished special effects, Cuarón and Warner Bros. decided the film should be completely finished before nailing down a release date.
Gravity is Cuarón’s follow-up to 2006’s Children of Men. Like Children of Men, Gravity will showcase a series of long, unbroken tracking shots. In fact, it was reported that the film’s first 20 minutes would be completely unbroken.
Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonás, wrote the film’s screenplay with writer and director Rodrigo García (HBO’s In Treatment, Six Feet Under). The film will receive a 3D and IMAX treatment, which should make for a mesmerizing experience.
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity will open in theaters on October 4th in 3D IMAX.