Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Finally Lands A Release Date

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-01-15 17:36:12discussion comments
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Much like the main character at the center of its plot, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has spent a lot of time just floating in space. While Warner Bros. had originally put the film on its schedule for November 2012, last May they pulled it off the calendar completely, revealing only that it would come out sometime in 2013. They've finally picked a more specific date.

Box Office Mojo says that the studio has officially dated Gravity for October 4th of this year. It's a strange move as the selection is already filled with wide releases, including the Vince Vaughn comedy The Delivery Man, the Liam Hemsworth thriller Paranoia, the long-anticipated sequel Sin: City: A Dame To Kill For, and 3D version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. That said, the movie is still coming out in the heart of Award season, meaning that the studio could still have hope for it after the long delay.

Cuaron's first feature since 2006's Children of Men, Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts who are stationed on a shuttle in outer space when their vessel is hit by an asteroid. Stranded as the only two survivors they must figure out a way to get back to Earth. It was reported early on that the movie is about 60% CGI - about the same ratio as James Cameron's Avatar - and has a 20 minute long opening sequence, but it's entirely possible those things have changed as the project has developed and gone through delays.
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