When Sony began to promote Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’, they took a very unconventional approach to the trailers. Rather than cutting together a string of scenes to show the narrative of the film, the studio released a few complete and incredibly filmed one-take shots that weren’t exactly dripping with plot details. But recently, a new trailer has surfaced, and while still not exactly what we’re used to seeing, it shows off a little more of the struggle that stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will have to face in the great unknown that is outer space.
In the highly anticipated follow up to Cuaron’s ‘Children of Men’, we know that two astronauts are left stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed. Previously, we got glimpses of said destruction, but now we get to see a little bit more of this inciting incident that propels these characters into a terrifying tale involving the possibility of being lost in space. You can check out the new trailer, followed by the synopsis below:
Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky 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.
Compared to the other trailers, this one is the most traditional construct since it puts together a few scenes to show the sort of story that’s being presented in this film. However, despite the attempt at a regular trailer, it’ll still be a hard sell to the general public. Hopefully they’ll appreciate the impressive cinematography and the break from the usual action/adventure type of films found in the sci-fi genre today. Also, this’ll probably look amazing in IMAX, so it might be worth it to splurge on the trip to the cinema once this one’s released.
What do you think of the new trailer for ‘Gravity’? Does it entice you further to check out Alfonso Cuaron’s first film in seven years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Gravity’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney drifts into theaters on October 4, 2013 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.