First Trailer for GRAVITY

As I said earlier this week when the trailer for Ender's Game premiered, this is a good year for sci-fi and the presence of Gravity on the roster will likely only make that statement more true, if not improve it. I have been anxiously waiting to see what director Alfonso Cuaron would do to follow up his wonderful 2007 film, Children of Men. While that movie had hints of science fiction within it his latest seems to be a full blown sci-fi epic. There were test screenings for  Gravity as much as a year ago that gave us our first ideas of what we could expect, but despite the word of mouth being predominantly positive the film was pushed back from its originally scheduled release date of November 21, 2012 and moved to an unknown time slot. We now know that Gravity will open on October 4th and I am more than anxious to see the results of the hard work and ambition that Cuaron has clearly put into this project. If this first trailer is any indication we will clearly have a visual feast on our hands, but how will the story play out as it is said the movie will mainly feature Sandra Bullock floating in space for two hours. Is there actually a 17-minute single take shot (I wouldn't doubt this and neither would anyone else who's seen Children of Men)? How much will George Clooney's character play into it? Certainly with such a big name you wouldn't waste the potential. The thing is I don't think Cuaron cares and I don't think Clooney cared how big the part was either, he simply wanted to work with the man and be a part of a film that could push the limits of technology and make the audience feel as if they've actually been to space. Personally, I am extremely anxious to see this film and am beyond excited that we are finally seeing some press for it and have a definite release date. Who knows how much this film will divide audiences and if I will land on the side that loves it or doesn't get what the big deal is, but either way it will no doubt have people talking and I can't wait to be a part of that conversation. As stated, Gravity opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 4th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

Synopsis: 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.

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