It's all eyes on October 4th as Gravity orbits closer and closer to the Academy
Having stunned at Venice, Gravity is now pulling in the rest of us with a compelling new full-length trailer. Before – the teaser - we saw Sandra Bullock and George Clooney eerily drifting in space and saw a hint of the nightmare to come. Now it’s time to learn more about our seemingly hopeless space transients.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Gravity
“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,” veteran filmmaker James Cameron told Variety.
“Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity…. She’s the one that had to take on this unbelievable challenge to perform it. [It was] probably no less demanding than a Cirque du Soleil performer, from what I can see,” continued Cameron.
With an Academy award under her belt already for The Blind Side back in 2010, there’s a sneaking suspicion that Bullock could double her Oscars haul come February with Cuaron’s sci-fi thriller. Clooney, too, could be in line to add to his two Academy Awards – supporting actor for Syriana and producing on Argo – with Gravity, but also for The Monuments Men, too.
“I wanted her to look almost androgynous in a way, because she had experienced such loss in life,” Bullock told Comic Con back in July of her character, Dr. Ryan Stone. “I wanted her to have a body of someone who didn’t want to remind herself of what she lost.” (L.A Times)
An Oscar for Clooney?
The early hype is all justified: the critcs have lavished praise upon Cuaron and his new film, culminating in a spotless score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. “This isn't just the best-looking film of the year, it's one of the most awe-inspiring achievements in the history of special-effects cinema,” say Time Out in their review.
Gravity hits cinemas on October 4th in the U.S, while UK audiences have to wait until November 8th.