In case you didn’t know, Gravity is heading to theaters and has already played Telluride and Venice ahead of its upcoming screening at the Toronto Film Festival where I will be seeing it on September 7. Oh, yeah, and it hits theaters on October 4.
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring.
Disaster strikes on a seemingly routine spacewalk, and 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.
As for my reference to James Cameron in the headline, the Avatar director was recently quoted by Variety, lavishing praise on the film saying:
The “best space film ever done”? What does that even mean? What about Lost in Space starring Matt Leblanc, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space and Superman IV: Quest for Peace? Huh Mr. Cameron? Maybe spoke without thinking? Maybe do a better research…
That said, Gravity is my most anticipated film here in Toronto… can’t wait to see it, now here’s that trailer.