Set for release on November 21st, Alfonso Cuaron’s latest foray into science fiction is also his first with 3D. Though he’ll be working with one of cinema’s latest technical innovations within the camera, he’ll be abandoning a decidedly older technique in front of it. The film’s star, Sandra Bullock, tells USA Today that she shot Gravity without any makeup.
“Our vain little heads are going to be some massive 17-foot image,” explains Bullock of the film’s planned IMAX release. “You are going to see details because it’s shot on this digital film that shows everything. It’s so scary. There are scenes where you say, ‘This is where you have to let go and let God.’ And, thank God, there are no nude scenes.”
Also starring George Clooney, Gravity tells the story of Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.
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