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Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Gets A Stunning New Trailer

Below you'll find the newest trailer for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity - and be sure to watch carefully because there's something incredibly special and awesome about it that deserves your appreciation:

Did you figure it out? Well, if you didn't you might want to rewatch, as that entire two minute trailer was all one long, unbroken shot.

All the way back in 2010 - yes, this project has been around that long - it was not only reported that the movie would be 60% CGI, but that the entire 20-minute opening of the film would be one continuous shot. This would appear to be just a small sample of that. At San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Warner Bros. actually showed off an even longer version of this same scene, and if you think this trailer is tense on your computer monitor just wait until you get to see it projected on to a large screen. This movie has the potential to kill the future of space travel because after seeing it nobody will want to go up there.

Those of you who are familiar with Cuaron's work know that he is definitely no stranger to extremely challenging one-shot scenes with seemingly impossible camera movement. Take, for example, this scene from Children of Men. Cuaron actually did have to cheat a bit to make this shot come together, but it is still an amazing and flawless-looking thing to watch.

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. The two Academy Award winners are the only actors who show their faces in the movie, though the voice of Houston in the trailer sounds a whole hell of a lot like Ed Harris.

Gravity is currently getting set full what looks like is going to be a full sprint through Oscar season. Not only has the film been confirmed to get its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month, today it was also announced that the movie will be a part of the Toronto International Film Festival - which is where most Academy Award hopefuls get their start. Following its festival screenings, Warner Bros. is set to release it on October 4th.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.