If you haven’t heard of Gravity, you’re not to blame. The film, directed by Children of Men genius Alfonso Cuaron, started filming all the way back in May 2011, and its scheduled release date has been changing on a day to day basis. But now the sci-fi flick, which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as two attractive people in space, has been set for a theatrical release date of October 18th 2013, which perfectly co-incides with National Gravity Day. It actually doesn’t, because we made that holiday up… but wouldn’t it be good to celebrate the astounding force that, I don’t know, keeps us alive every single day?!
We’ll talk about that proposition another time. Instead, here’s the official plot synopsis for the film for anybody who is still unfamiliar with the premise:
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.
Alfonso Cuaron is a master director so it’s probably okay to get majorly excited about this movie. It was helmed on a rather large $80 million budget, so there’s a good chance that the special effects are going to look fantastic. If it doesn’t turn out so well, there’s always National Gravity Day to cheer us all up.
What do you think of Gravity? Looking forward to going out of the atmosphere with George Clooney?
Source: The Film Stage