This new featurette released for Gravity explores the use of 3D in Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming sci-fi film. Sandra Bullock, Cuarón and the crew talk about how the 3D amplifies the cinematic experience, without it being a generic add-on. The early word is that this film more than accomplishes that promise.
James Cameron, in a recent interview with Variety, had this to say about the film:
“I was stunned, absolutely floored…I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.”
We. Are. So. Excited.
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.
We’ll be watching this on the 2nd. Expect a review that night/morning of the 3rd.
ETA: AUS – 3 October, 2013. USA – 4 October, 2013.