Ahead of its trailer debut later this week, we’re getting our first look at the poster for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
The sci-fi film, which is due out this October, was originally scheduled for release last year. The official plot synopsis, obtained via JoBlo, reads as follows:
“Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.”
I’ve waited a long time for Cuarón’s follow-up to Children of Men, and rumours about this film have been swirling since 2010 when Robert Downey Jr. was eyeing the Kowalsky role. Apparently there may even be a 20-minute opening shot, so if nothing else, it’ll look nice.
Colour me interested.
While we’re on the topic of sci-fi, the first trailer for Ender’s Game has also arrived. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s epic futuristic tale has been hugely anticipated by fans of the book. It tells the story of a boy who is sent to a military academy so he can learn the skills to help defend Earth against an alien invasion. The book has drawn comparisons to Harry Potter.
It stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (as Ender) and Ben Kingsley.
Since its release in 1985, the book has been called ‘unfilmable.’ If you’ve read it, let us know what you think in the comments.