Everything is green and routine until things go horribly wrong in the stillness of Space in Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Is this just Open Sea in space? The clip has some impressive effects and we all know that Clooney and Bullock can bring it when it comes to the acting chops. If the building tension in the clip is any indicator, we’ll be on the edge of our seats during the first half of the movie and then slumped back by the end of this movie, most likely from emotional exhaustion.
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is 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 hits theater screens on October 4th.