Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Finally Set for an October 2013 Release
If you've seen Alfonso Cuarón's excellent Children of Men - and really, all of you should - you should be just as excited as we are about his follow-up project, Gravity. The sci-fi movie stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts who experience a catastrophe in space. The film relies heavily on visual effects, and early rumors suggested that the movie will even open with a 20 minute long take. So yes, we're pretty damn stoked about it. After delaying it from its original November 2012 calendar spot, The Playlist has noticed that Warner Bros has officially set an October 4th, 2013 release date for the anticipated film.
Here's the official synopsis for Cuarón's Gravity, straight from Warner Bros, if you're interested:
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). 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.
This sounds excellent (it made Ethan's Most Anticipated of 2013 list), and I'm glad that it's not being shoved into the summer movie season. October seems like a great slot for it, and its only big competition that weekend should be Robert Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, so hopefully this will be a little more commercially successful than Children of Men, which most cinephiles love but you'd be hard pressed to find an average Joe who's seen it. We're really excited to see what Cuarón has in store for us after six years away from the director's chair, and I'm betting that Gravity will exceed all of our expectations. Cool?