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Thanks to premieres at both the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals, Alfonso Cuaron's new film Gravity has become one of the most buzzed about films set to be released this fall. We've been captivated by the movie since it released its first trailer all the way back in May, and have only gotten more excited thanks to some thrilling clips and footage shown at San Diego Comic-Con. Now a brand new UK trailer has been released and it's doing nothing to sedate our anticipation levels.
The first feature that Cuaron has directed since 2006's Children of Men, the new film stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer who is sent to space for the first time so that she can help work on a failing satellite. Paired with astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), the mission is going fine until they learn of a debris cloud that is coming right for them. When the debris hits it annihilates the satellite and flings both Stone and Kowalsky into space. Regrouping, the two must find a way to get to safe harbor before their time runs out and their oxygen is depleted.
While this trailer is very cool and is very exciting, it also doesn't feel like the perfect way to sell a Cuaron film. The director is best known for long, sweeping single-shot takes, and previous reports have told us that the movie actually opens with a 20 minute sequence that doesn't feature a single edit. Obviously this doesn't really come across in a quick-cut clip like the one above, but it worked brilliantly in the three clips that were release back in July:
While Gravity is still waiting for its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th, we are now exactly one full month away from its full theatrical release. Here's hoping that it's a quick wait.