Must Watch: Alfonso Cuarón's Long-Awaited 'Gravity' Teaser Trailer

May 9, 2013
Source: YouTube


"I can't breathe! What do I do?!" Take a deep breath, it's finally time to see at this footage. After delaying the release for almost a year, Warner Bros has finally unveiled the first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, the sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts stranded in space. For the last few years we've been buzzing about this movie, Cuarón's latest since Children of Men in 2006. Everything about this trailer looks breathtaking, incredible, it's the kind of teaser where you'll hold your breath the entire time. It's only the first tease but it's an amazing one already. Watch and don't let go!

Watch the first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, in high definition from YouTube:

Dr. Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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've lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue.

Gravity is directed by visionary Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, of Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men previously. The screenplay was written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonás Cuarón. Warner Bros delayed Gravity from its initial release in 2012 and now has it scheduled to hit theaters in IMAX and 3D on October 4th later this year. Thoughts?

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Ooyah, that looks scary.

Carpola on May 9, 2013


damn straight. added to that, we already know that in space, no one... can hear... you scream...

son_et_lumiere on May 10, 2013


That scene where the astronaut is grabbing for the bar, imagine that feeling?! It's horror without the gore.

Carpola on May 10, 2013


...and also without any noise - the terror of silence.

son_et_lumiere on May 10, 2013


Simply WOW!

Luke on May 9, 2013


Definitely one to see in IMAX. Wow.

Brady on May 9, 2013


Has the movie been filmed with IMAX cameras?

Razor on May 9, 2013


In a nutshell the only thing that is 'film' in this movie are the actors faces. EVERYTHING else is CG! Again a bit like Life of Pi with just the boat and actor being real. I wonder who will get snubbed for the cinematography oscar this time around! So in answering your question, it will have been rendered at IMAX resolution.

nha on May 10, 2013


you still have to pick what shot to render. how to present. i see your point but it's not like all CG means no cinematography

sahil on May 12, 2013


Exceeded already high expectations. This is definitively a MUST SEE for 2013.

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


Looks visually interesting, but it looks like yet another movie where the film makers have no understanding of orbital mechanics. Once in orbit, things just don't "fall" out of orbit when a spacecraft beaks down. Ugh.

HyperJ on May 9, 2013


Suspend your belief

Xerxexx on May 9, 2013


In a 90 second teaser, you've determined that is what you're seeing? Also, I'm sure they do understand it...However, this is a movie.

Quanah on May 9, 2013


If you're referring to the part where she's being rapidly flung around and then the tether arm breaks, it is her travelling away from Earth, not the equipment traveling toward Earth, that we seem to be witnessing. That was the direction she appeared to be travelling prior to the arm breaking, it is the logical direction for her to continue to travel. Of course, neither of us can be convinced of the accuracy of our theories based on a few seconds of footage. More generally, things in orbit would indeed "fall" out of orbit at 300 miles, it would just take time. Obviously it wouldn't just plummet out of orbit, but like I described above, I think that frame of reference is an illusion. In fairly short order, though, the significant drag experienced by an orbiting body in low Earth orbit would indeed end up falling toward the Earth.

Wafffles on May 9, 2013



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Xerxexx on May 9, 2013


Respect the nerd.

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


It 'falls' out of orbit when a big fucking satellite hits it. lots of things fall when that happens.

Greg dinskisk on May 9, 2013


Any guy who confuses 'don't just' and 'just don't' is subject to having his opinion discounted.

Jack Nick Olsen on Jun 25, 2013


Dear God. I've had nightmares about this subject. I love Cuaron. I trust he's made a great film.

Quanah on May 9, 2013


Slowly Suffocating; Starving/Dehydration; Sleep Deprivation; or Adult Diaper Overflow. Pick your poison.

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


All of the above.

Quanah on May 10, 2013


"Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Part...that piece has a very special place in my heart. This looks great.

Xerxexx on May 9, 2013


It does indeed.

Quanah on May 9, 2013


There's no sound in space. So it's a FAIL. on May 9, 2013


There are speakers in cinema though...ur a fail

dawko on May 9, 2013


Actually you are technically right and wrong. Sound needs a medium, like air or water to travel through. In space, it is also possible that medium could be a dense dust cloud, which has been scientifically tested. So, technically, you are both right, and wrong. I don't see a dust cloud on the impact in that teaser trailer.

Quanah on May 9, 2013


Good response. Though I get the feeling some of those sounds were added for this trailer... not sure if that's how it'll sound watching the finished film, we'll have to see in October.

Alex Billington on May 9, 2013


I'm not sure if I'm comfortable waiting til October. This trailer has my skin crawling.

Jon Odishaw on May 9, 2013


According to the script, it's very silent. Could change, but... I doubt it.

Greg dinskisk on May 9, 2013


Wouldn't it still sound in their space suits, there is air in those after all, in the helmet section at least.

ocp on May 9, 2013


There is sound in their suits because they need to hear radio communication. Outside, in the void of space sound does not carry. But I think we'll get a mixture of sound and complete deafening silence in the finished film. I think Bullock confirmed that in an interview not too long ago. on May 9, 2013


The air exiting the shuttle would carry sound until it dissipated. Same for any explosion on board.

alan on Jul 16, 2013


Oh you've been there? Interesting

Blake on May 17, 2013



Jon Odishaw on May 9, 2013


Im kissing mi laptop's screen right now

TOONFED on May 9, 2013


I'm still incredibly excited for this cause well, Cuaron is generally awesome, but Bullock is already irritating from these 90 seconds alone.

Matt on May 9, 2013


Right with you there, Matt.

zey on May 10, 2013


Mooyakmilop!!! Oh yes it looks so Awesome I had to make up a new word!

N. on May 9, 2013


Holy Snickers! This could be AMAZING!

Michael Rodriguez on May 9, 2013


holy fuckballs that was insane. I'm gonna see Great Gatsby tonight just to see this in 3D

Linkfx on May 9, 2013


This'll either be really good or like "Buried" in space.

gpak on May 9, 2013


Just check the pedigree of the director. It will not be BURIED.

DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


I didn't literally hold my breath

Jason on May 9, 2013



ETHOSHIFT on May 9, 2013


Well, this is going to suck!

afew on May 9, 2013



DAVIDPD on May 9, 2013


ROFLers and a roflcopter

Carpola on May 10, 2013


So.. uh.. what are the possibilities for the plot once they are in space? Will it be like Buried with Ryan Reynolds where they spend their last moments talking to each other? Or will they be picked up by aliens like space hitchhikers? Hmmm..

Name on May 9, 2013


I swear, the Silver Surfer better not show up at the end. And we realize this is just a prequel to the Fantastic Four sequel.

Alejo on May 9, 2013


Looks Amazing! Gentlemen, we may have just found our director for the Justice League movie! Warner Bros make it happen!!Go Cuaro'n!!

jah p on May 9, 2013


Does anyone think they will survive? How do you get people to go to the movies to watch George and Sandra die? This will be a different kind of suspense thriller/tragedy. And yeah, what we see in the trailer is it's not 100% scientifically accurate, but it's close, or edited so that you can't say for sure. Still looks good 🙂

David Banner on May 9, 2013


good question, i'm *really* interested to see where Cuarón takes this. this (excellent) trailer will get your average moviegoer into seats, because its space, very high end graphics and things going bang. but for the film itself, i think you're right, this should be a different kind of thriller, with a lot of _ silence_ and _time_ for characters and audience to consider their fate. colour me breathless.

son_et_lumiere on May 10, 2013


Judging from the reactions of people, it seems to be quite easy to get people in the seats just to watch Sandra Bullock die.

Neuromancer on May 10, 2013


"Open Water" in space.

Frank J. on May 10, 2013


Well, I won't be watching this, as one day I want to go into space, and this will make me ship my pants :-s

Michael Kingscott on May 10, 2013


Sandra Bullock being set adrift into deep space might be many people's personal fantasy. Good teaser though.

mistermysteryguest on May 10, 2013


he he he

Carpola on May 10, 2013


Hard to take Sandra Bullock seriously as an astronaut, let alone Clooney.

thatintroguy on May 10, 2013


It's odd seeing a sci fi, found footage film starring Clooney and Bullock, but the teaser definitely makes this movie seem like its gonna be a great watch! Curious how it'll play out (guessing close to two hours) if its told primarily with them just floating in silent space (as I'm guessing there's gonna be no aliens, crazy asteroids, etc)?

JBrotsis on May 10, 2013


Doesn't seem to be a found footage film.

Xerxexx on May 11, 2013


This looks great. Can't wait to see it in big beautiful IMAX.

IamSlave on May 10, 2013


hahah oooooohhhh man that's terrifying! Yeah I'm in for sure.

Danimal on May 10, 2013


Now that's real fear. Kind of like the fear and panic of 127 Hours. Looking forward to this.

Johnny Neat on May 10, 2013


I dont get it...

Eric on May 10, 2013


Visuals look good, as expected. The acting though? Clooney and Bullock as astronauts? Not buying it. Another issue is the script. No one will be going into space, especially with only one other person, if their first response to an accident is "oh my god, what do I do?"

germss on May 10, 2013


i can buy Clooney as having 'the right stuff' for sure, but Bullock is a bit more of a maybe / not call. and dang it, but you're right - you would hope your astronauts had a bit more composure than that!

son_et_lumiere on May 10, 2013


Bullock is a scientist / first time astronaut according to the synopsis. I buy it and cannot wait to see this!

davetherave on May 11, 2013


"Kaleidoscope" by Ray Bradbury.

Michael Wolff on May 10, 2013


I'm not feeling it. Right now, I'm thinking this is a pass.

EmagSamurai on May 10, 2013


So ummm Team America is going to launch a rescue mission? She will get rescued 5 min after she runs out of oxygen.

bob on May 11, 2013


The rest of the movie is Team American trying to rescue her.

alex on May 11, 2013


Space is cool, and Clooney is great! Sandra Bullock though I don't know, Premonition scarred me for life, with it's stupid ending, I still can't believe I paid to see it.

Steven Benson on May 12, 2013


lol - wow - I did NOT expect to want to see this one. Not sure what I was expecting, but, wow!

avconsumer2 on May 13, 2013


Adjectives escape me. Looking forward to this on the big screen.

Bullies For Romney on May 13, 2013


This looks amazing! Holy moly!

Jackmooney9 on May 15, 2013


I have no interest at all in seeing this

Ty Webb on Jul 10, 2013


I found this one promising until I read "starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock"

Jorge W. Moreno-Bernal on Oct 1, 2013

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