[Sandra] Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, 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.
Look guys, there’s a new trailer out for Gravity!
As fellow contributor Christine has already said, I don’t really see how this idea will work as a feature length film. The horror of being lost in deep space makes sense as the topic for a short film, but flipping through space at nausea inducing speeds could get tedious for ninety whole minutes.
However, the new trailer adds some pre-disaster scenes – which hopefully will be ample enough to stave off possible monotony in the main space arc – and some emotional stakes (other than terror). Bullock’s character has a daughter, and that could play nicely into the plot (or could be cliche and terrible, we’ll see).
Gravity is directed by Alfonso Cuarón and will be released October 4.