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In the movie, which was written by Cuaron and his son Jonas, Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist who is in space fixing a satellite when things go horribly wrong. The craft is hit by a field of space debris that leaves her and astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) stranded in space and losing oxygen.
It’s a rare thing when a movie markets itself at the nerdvana that is San Diego Comic Con before making its world premiere at a cinema celebration as prestigious as the Venice Film Festival. But this is exactly the incredible journey Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming Gravity is making.
Set up in Hall H this afternoon at Comic-Con is Entertainment Weekly's Visionaries panel, which celebrates some of Hollywood's current "uncompromising directors" who have been electrifying audiences with their work, and who have some highly anticipated projects coming up. For Marc Webb, it's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
From San Diego, Gravity continues its goodwill press tour by shifting into a more conventional awards season trot. As we reported earlier, Cuaron’s film – which follows a pair of astronauts stranded after a space explosion – will open this year’s Venice Film Festival. After that, it’s expected to stop at the Toronto International Film Festival and, possibly, Telluride.
We may be neck deep in summer blockbuster season, but fall really isn't that far away-- and if you count the beginning of fall as the start of the film festival season, it's really not far. The Venice Film Festival may be far away and expensive to reach, but it's a major component of the autumn rush toward Oscars, and one contender we've been eyeing for years has just staked its claim on Venice's share of awards buzz
Whether you're a fan of smart sci-fi or of Children of Men or of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, you've got a reason to look forward to Gravity. We've had it high on our most-anticipated list before it even started shooting, and now that the first trailer has debuted online, well… can we skip summer and head straight to October?
This, I hope, will be the last Gravity story I write for CinemaBlend. This is one of those movies I need to see pure, to see clean. I don’t want the experience ruined for me by Vine videos and commercials for teasers for trailers. I want to see it in IMAX, in its entirety.
We don't know much right now about Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, but all it takes is the barest details to get us interested-- Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and the director of Children of Men, working together on a tense drama set in outer space. The film has been kept under wraps since it went into production in 2011
Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron, who’s still putting the finishing touches on his sci-fi thriller Gravity, could be circling Episode VIII and, possibly, Episode IX. And that’s not all. MarketSaw tosses Simon Pegg’s name back into the fire, saying they “can't say why, but let’s just say I have a strong feeling about that.”
For a while we hoped that Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity would be a player in this year's Oscar race, or at least a fall release we could look forward to at the end of this year. But back in May the film was bumped from its planned November 21 release date and into next year, with an undetermined release date and a lot of fans of the Children of Men director
The list contains "seven or eight names, all men," but the Times is only revealing three of them-- Cuaron, Babel director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and surprisingly enough, David Cronenberg, the director behind landmark genre films like The Fly and Videodrome
"Do female astronauts wear makeup?" sounds like the title of a David Sedaris book, but I think it's also a fairly legitimate question. With so much stuff to do while flying through space, I find it hard to imagine that any women engineers would have time to wake up, sit at a vanity, and apply the regular dose of lipstick, eye shadow and whatever glop is involved with the regular routine.
Unlike its predecessor, this movie would focus on one story told by one director. Nolan’s relationship with Warner is obvious, though the trade does point out that the director could pass because a Zone film might be too similar to Inception. If Nolan were to pass, Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuaron reportedly are next in line on the studio’s wish list.
Has any film gone through more A-list flip-flopping than Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity? First Angelina Jolie was attached to the project before quickly dropping it. Next, Robert Downey Jr. was cast as the
Due to scheduling issues, it was reported a few weeks back that there was a possibility that Robert Downey Jr. would have to drop Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. Though he stuck with the project for months
Back in September, when we reported that Sandra Bullock would be the star of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity should Natalie Portman drop out, we also suggested that there could be another problem - holding on to
Late last month things were starting to look really good for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. Finally rethinking their "Only Angelina Jolie" stance, they began negotiations with Natalie Portman to star in the film. All of us
Natalie Portman may not be as big a star as Jolie and hasn't carried a blockbuster film without Star Wars in the title, but even based entirely on her stellar Black Swan performance
Portman is Cuaron’s pick but the studio is nervous and has been pushing to have a bigger name to carry the movie all along. That’s why they spent months making so many
While Portman isn't necessarily the only actress with the chops to carry a movie like Gravity, she might be the only one with that combination of bankability, talent and prestige