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10 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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Beautiful vistas of the Earth. George Clooney being a reassuring astronaut. Explosions. Sandra Bullock doing her best Shia LaBeouf impression (you’ll understand when you watch it): it can only be the teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity

Bullock plays Dr Ryan Stone, a medical engineer in orbit for her first shuttle mission, working alongside veteran space jockey Matt Kowalsky (Clooney), on his last trip before retirement (because, like police officers, that never ends badly).

While they’re out on a routine spacewalk tragedy strikes and their shuttle is destroyed in a random accident. The pair finds themselves suddenly very much alone, tethered only to each other and floating off into the inky depths. There’s no radio contact with Earth, and as panic sets in, they discover the only way to get home might be to go deeper into space. 'Deeper?' we hear you think and then say out loud, 'surely not!' But soothe yourselves: that will all be explained. We hope - because the snippets of footage here are wigging us out.

With Basher Savage and, according to reports, Ed Harris also in the cast (he’s supposedly playing the voice of Mission Control, and having seen Apollo 13 we're reassured by that), Gravity sees Cuaron playing on a scale that swings from grand to intimate with what looks to be an astonishingly beautiful movie. Boasting a script from the director and his son Jonas, Gravity drifts into our cinemas on October 18.


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RE: Looks interesting
2nd re-watch of the trailer again and its has just heightened my interests. I can forsee this film going down the route of something physiological drama like Solaris but at the same time creating that immersive dreamy tone of the later parts in Kubricks 2001:Space Odyssey. The trailer also got me thinking about space in general.Just imagining floating through nothing-ness while your air supplies are deteriorating along with your physicality and mind.It would be,in many ways,a living hell More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 09:08 on 18 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks interesting
Well fine, my funny gif won't embed so nobody gets to enjoy the joke. More

Posted by Whistler at 13:09 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks interesting
L: Normal Control L: Hugh_Fran Children Of Men was shite? Have you any argument to back that up? , carpenterkid seems to like it. errific argument, NORMAL CONTROL. Well done. You can't tell but both of those sentences are dripping with sarcasm & I'm clapping my hands together at a mockingly slow speed. This is a movie forum for people who are passionate about movies, not a platform to showcase your inability to communicate with the World. CHILDREN OF MEN is a raw & intelligent More

Posted by carpentersson at 13:05 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks interesting
L: Hugh_Fran Children Of Men was shite? Have you any argument to back that up? eah, carpenterkid seems to like it. More

Posted by Normal Control at 11:10 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "Children of Men was Shite"?
L: Normal Control WTF? First off its Normal Control, not all upper case (seriously, wtf?). Second, I choose to post reviews for free and they're guaranteed 100% organically produced, free from artificial flavours, colouring, preservatives, sweeteners, hype, bias, political correctness, bullshit (sometimes), and other additives. Thirdly, if you wanna argue about this, come along to Hyde Park and bring your weapons of choice lad! (will bring my nunchakus) irst off, NORMAL CONTROL (I pr More

Posted by carpentersson at 07:59 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks interesting
Children Of Men was shite? Have you any argument to back that up? More

Posted by Hugh_Fran at 01:38 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: "Children of Men was Shite"?
L: carpentersson I can't imagine why EMPIRE haven't employed NORMAL CONTROL to write in their reviews secition. They're missing a trick there. Oops, finger slipped, one of the words in that last sentence should've started with a 'P' and not a 'T'. TF? First off its Normal Control, not all upper case (seriously, wtf?). Second, I choose to post reviews for free and they're guaranteed 100% organically produced, free from artificial flavours, colouring, preservatives, sweeteners, hype, b More

Posted by Normal Control at 20:35 on 12 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together?
You're an ABSOLUTE moron. Shia LaBeaouf is not in this film. Empire were just making a reference to him. Seriously, I facepalmed so hard. Plus, there's absolutely nothing wrong with him, he's a brilliant actor! More

Posted by MikeTheActorMan at 20:34 on 12 May 2013 | Report This Post

"Children of Men was Shite"?
I can't imagine why EMPIRE haven't employed NORMAL CONTROL to write in their reviews secition. They're missing a trick there. Oops, finger slipped, one of the words in that last sentence should've started with a 'P' and not a 'T'. More

Posted by carpentersson at 16:39 on 12 May 2013 | Report This Post

Looks interesting
Children of Men was shite and Clooney can be dull, but I like Bullock who's super adaptable and usually makes good choices. An astronaut? She's in her 40s now believe it or not, and always conveys smarts, so yeah I could buy that. There must be more to this than meets the eye, and sometimes the less a trailer shows the better. Moon was lo-fi and brilliant and that had just 'one' actor, so if this is anywhere near as good count me in. More

Posted by Normal Control at 13:53 on 11 May 2013 | Report This Post

A teaser at best
This is just a teaser it doesn't give a full feel of how this film will be! I look forward to seeing it as a fan of film not one of these douches who left comments! Seriously I had no idea the cast of the Big Bang Theory read Empire Magazine!! More

Posted by KJCKJCKJC at 21:16 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Looks lovely but there would need to be a lot more going on than just a wee conversation between floating peeps. More

Posted by dolfinack at 20:32 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: a_man_and_his_monkey This seems to be one of those hipster movies that people are supposed to like just because the director has an eye for a beautiful shot. That's all good and well but I think I'll reserve my judgement until I see it. It looked pretty, but the premise of 2 people floating through space isn't really getting my juices flowing. to sound like one of these "hipsters", but you need more than a gorgeous visual style to win over the fans. Look at the reaction to Prometh More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 19:41 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Too noisy!
L: drew42 What is it with all the bangs and crashes in space?! Can no-one get this right (apart from Stanley Kubrick obviously)?! There's no air therefore nothing to carry the sound. Here endeth the rant to know you focus on the important things More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 19:38 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Too noisy!
L: drew42 What is it with all the bangs and crashes in space?! Can no-one get this right (apart from Stanley Kubrick obviously)?! There's no air therefore nothing to carry the sound. Here endeth the rant oss Whedon got it right in Firefly and Serenity. More

Posted by Whistler at 17:53 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Mmmm ... Yes please Mr. Cuaron.
That looks wonderful and I'm sure will be much enhanced by an IMAX screen and what looks to be some sensitive 3D work. Mmm Yummer! More

Posted by Nicky C at 15:54 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Too noisy!
What is it with all the bangs and crashes in space?! Can no-one get this right (apart from Stanley Kubrick obviously)?! There's no air therefore nothing to carry the sound. Here endeth the rant More

Posted by drew42 at 15:29 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
This seems to be one of those hipster movies that people are supposed to like just because the director has an eye for a beautiful shot. That's all good and well but I think I'll reserve my judgement until I see it. It looked pretty, but the premise of 2 people floating through space isn't really getting my juices flowing. More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 13:37 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

What is that shuttle doing there?
Does anyone know why this has space shuttles in it? They are outdated and no longer in use right? It can't be set in the the past because the ISS cops it...can it? More

Posted by mungo mungo at 13:31 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

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L: UTB L: Whistler Looks a bit like Open Water in space. pen Space? etter call up Alfonso, tell him he's got the wrong title. More

Posted by Whistler at 12:31 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Whistler Looks a bit like Open Water in space. pen Space? More

Posted by UTB at 11:54 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Space Debris The Enemy?
L: burtbondy L: pete_traynor L: burtbondy Will there be aliens in this or no? Otherwise I have no interest in two spacemen being terrorized by floating garbage. aceman, not space LADY!!! I'm paraphrasing of course but you take the meaning I'm sure. /font] no aliens. Stay at home and watch Battle Los Angeles instead, as this won't be ticking the old angry E.T button. /quote] Your bitterness amuses me. You must have a hard life. sp; sarcasm… not bitterness. /font] More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:52 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Space Debris The Enemy?
L: pete_traynor L: burtbondy Will there be aliens in this or no? Otherwise I have no interest in two spacemen being terrorized by floating garbage. aceman, not space LADY!!! I’m paraphrasing of course but you take the meaning I’m sure. ] no aliens. Stay at home and watch Battle Los Angeles instead, as this won’t be ticking the old angry E.T button. /quote] Your bitterness amuses me. You must have a hard life. More

Posted by burtbondy at 11:47 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Space Debris The Enemy?
L: burtbondy Will there be aliens in this or no? Otherwise I have no interest in two spacemen being terrorized by floating garbage. sp; aceman, not space LADY!!! I’m paraphrasing of course but you take the meaning I’m sure. /font] no aliens. Stay at home and watch Battle Los Angeles instead, as this won’t be ticking the old angry E.T button. p; More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:27 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Nice
L: Chronicle Looks pretty cool. A bit weird to see those two actors in a sci-fi but i'm curious.. s of Sci Fi Clooney has already been in Solaris… and of course he dabbled in fatansy/comic book fare with Batman and Robin and also From Dusk Till Dawn.t=calibri] ing on both counts is fine for me. Working under that director, 2 slices of toast could turn in quality performances. sonally, I think Clooney is far more believable as a retiring astronaut than Robert Downey Jr would have bee More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:22 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Jaws in space
so it's basically Open Water...but in space...and less sharks...and less nagging...and without water...PASS More

Posted by Hector26 at 10:52 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together?
L: stippidoo This looks interesting, but Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together? It could well be the worst movie of all time. George Clooney cant really put a foot wrong these days, but with the other two monkeys, I will be rather skeptical. he Shia LaBeouf thing was a joke, he's not really in it. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:51 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Looks a bit like Open Water in space. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:48 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Space Debris The Enemy?
Will there be aliens in this or no? Otherwise I have no interest in two spacemen being terrorized by floating garbage. More

Posted by burtbondy at 10:39 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Nice
Looks pretty cool. A bit weird to see those two actors in a sci-fi but i'm curious.. More

Posted by Chronicle at 10:21 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
  I was absolutely blown away by that trailer! After CoM I was expecting greatness… but that blew all of expectations clean away. Incredible!   Oh and while silent explosions would be correct… they sure won’t sound as good on a proper IMAX sound system I’ll take the suspension of disbelief route here I think. More

Posted by pete_traynor at 10:18 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
L: brendan619 I was merely making a tired film reference. h i see. Provided you scream into a radio, someone would hear it. if they have a receiver. More

Posted by UTB at 10:06 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Looks great!
The Sandra bashing is a bit annoying. She's always proven herself with the right material. Can't wait to see this on IMAX when it comes out! This trailer is enough for me, hopefully they don't expand it too much. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 10:03 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
I was merely making a tired film reference. More

Posted by brendan619 at 10:02 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
L: brendan619 Yeah, but in space no one can hear you complain. hey could complain to each other via radios since radio waves still travel through space. More

Posted by UTB at 09:55 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
Yeah, but in space no one can hear you complain. More

Posted by brendan619 at 09:51 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Looks very, very good
Wouldn't that explosion be silent in space? More

Posted by UTB at 09:25 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Looks very, very good
Gotta agree with some of the previous posts. A lot of potential here, I love Clooney, and Alfonso sure knows how to shoot things. But Sandra Bullock? Ah, well, here's to hoping that she surprises me. More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 09:18 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Casting!?
This looks great but I am a bit sceptical about the choice of casting. I just cant see Sandra Bullock as an astronaught. I'm sure it'll be great tho. More

Posted by guysalisbury at 09:10 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: gravitating towards this film
Chris Hadfield will not be happy to see the Canadarm2 getting destroyed like that. He loves that thing... More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 08:39 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

gravitating towards this film
may just have to see this in imax 3d!!...the opening sequence is a 17 minute single take!!and knowing how complex the one takes in children of men were this is going to be pretty special.count me in houston! More

Posted by darktrain at 07:33 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together?
Loved Children of Men and been a big fan of this one. Film looks very good, potentially very very tense. Is that the ISS getting ripped apart? Can't wait. More

Posted by piginapoke at 06:16 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together?
This looks interesting, but Sandra Bullock & Shia LaBeouf Together? It could well be the worst movie of all time. George Clooney cant really put a foot wrong these days, but with the other two monkeys, I will be rather skeptical. More

Posted by stippidoo at 06:00 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Shia
I expected her to be swinging on vines with little monkeys, i didn't get that, so now I don't get the impression joke :( More

Posted by Butlerbert at 04:12 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Oliver Meneses
Hi there, Jonás Cuarón is SON of Alfonso, NOT his brother. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0190861/bio More

Posted by showbeast at 01:37 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

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