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17 June 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Pajiba

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Not to be confused with the project already underway for Alfonso Cuaron and Robert Downey Jr, it seems that Louis Letterier is also surrendering to Gravity and the unknown, with a sci-fi disaster blockbuster.

This is not yet official, coming as it does from Pajiba's mysterious-but-trusted source The Hollywood Cog, but if Letterier does sign on (lost, broken and weary, unable to find his way, he's already passed on Clash of the Titans 2) he'll be manhandling a film with such a high concept he'll need to stand on a chair to direct it. The pitch so far for the alterna-Gravity is "The Day After Tomorrow meets Taken": a father searches for his lost child as the Earth stops spinning... 

Madness, but perhaps we're looking at a return for Letterier to his early-days Transporter sensibilities? Maybe he's looking at this less as an overblown Roland Emmerich-style blockbuster and more as a cartoony slice of entertaining craziness. Or even a bit of straight-faced Inception surrealism. A protagonist who has to clamber around as everything in the world starts to detach from its moorings is, at least, something we don't think we've seen before. And with Emmerich having drawn a line under every other imaginable disaster, both natural and extra-terrestrial, it's good to see Hollywood at least trying to exercise the grey cells.

We're trying to sound a bit less amused and incredulous than Pajiba here, but it's not really working is it? 

This Gravity is rising at Universal, with Mark Gordon (2012, 10,000 Years BC) and George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) producing. More news as we get it.


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like heskey...
He threatens to deliver something magic, but when the time comes it goes skyward More

Posted by reinhardt76 at 15:14 on 17 June 2010 | Report This Post

I agree
Makes no sense... and i hate that picture of him, he knows how many hours I've wasted watching his films, and its like he's laughing at me More

Posted by chris wootton at 10:52 on 17 June 2010 | Report This Post

So what if the earth stops spinning. That won't really do anything to the gravity. And if it did we're more likely to lose our atmosphere than have crazy sideways corridors. The moon doesn't spin and it has gravity. More

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After Clash of the Titans
I'm never going to see another film by this hack More

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loving the nod to A Perfect Circle in the article, Owen. More

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