Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film Gravity scores a mid-fall release date

Alfonso Cuaron directing

Hold on to your seats - physics jokes are coming...

If I knew much about physics, that is.  All I remember, which I think is all you really need to remember anyway, is that there are three laws to Physics Club.  Law #1: you do not talk about Physics Club.  Law #2: you DO NOT TALK about Physics Club.  Law #3: crazy shit happens out there in the universe, so don't stress.  That's just the way it is.  Go with the flow, and one day maybe you'll experience some of it first hand when you're free floating in space like the protagonist of Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming film GRAVITY starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Now set to officially arrive in cinemas on October 4th of this year, Cuarón's long-in-the-works film "focuses on the character of Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. By her side is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), in command of his last flight before retiring. 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."

Co-written by Cuarón and his son Jonás, GRAVITY will come in 3D and with what is rumored to be a seventeen minute long opening tracking shot.  Because why stop when you already stunned people with nine minutes of war-torn insanity in your last film (that would be CHILDREN OF MEN)? "I won't stop" is what appears to be Cuarón's answer, and I think it's safe to say that the movie-going world is much better for it.

Sandra Bullock bending over

Extra Tidbit: The October 4th release date puts GRAVITY up against Harrison Ford/Gary Oldman corporate thriller PARANOIA, the 3D re-release of STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, and Robert Rodriguez's SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.
Source: Coming Soon



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