“Don’t Let Go.” Although the film was delayed for almost a year, it feels like Alfonso Cuarón’s follow-up to Children of Men will be something worth waiting for. The science fiction film Gravity was rumored to premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival in France, but production delays pushed the groundbreaking film’s release date to October 2013. Now Warner Bros. has released the film’s first poster to get people excited to see Alfonso Cuarón’s return to filmmaking.
Gravity is a highly ambitious film that centers on only two characters, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a medical engineer on her first Space Shuttle mission, and a veteran astronaut named Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who is in command of the shuttle flight. During a routine spacewalk, the space shuttle is destroyed.
It is believed that this event will happen at the beginning of the film, and the remainder of its running time will focus on Dr. Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalsky drifting through outer space with no hopes of communication with Earth or survival.
We’ve seen a very brief look at the space shuttle destruction scene, which Warner Bros. released as a teaser for the upcoming full trailer. Combined with the poster above, Gravity feels like it might be something really special and unique.
Early test screening reactions to Alfonso Cuarón’s film were mostly positive and drew comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (only in outer space). In the spirit of Cuarón’s last film, Children of Men, Gravity touts a 20-minute unbroken single shot, which is believed to be at the film’s opening.
Gravity will hit theaters everywhere on October 4th, in 3D and IMAX.