has finally released a trailer online, hot on the heels of the
moody teaser poster
The long-awaited film, which saw a multitude of A-listers linked to the lead roles before Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were locked in, is one of 2013’s most intriguing releases.
Not based on a comic-book/sci-fi novel/TV show, it’s a wholly original invention from a script by director Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonás Cuarón.
Bullock stars as medical engineer Dr Ryan Stone, a newcomer to space flight, and Clooney is veteran shuttle commander Matt Kowalsky. After a mid-flight disaster, the pair end up detached from their craft and floating out into the darkness.
Clooney has previous form when it comes to dark, thinky sci-fi, having starred in Steven Soderbergh’s
, and Alfonso Cuarón’s
Children Of Men
was thought-provoking and grittily believable. For Bullock, this is her first genre entry since
(we're guessing that
'll be a little subtler than that Stallone vehicle).
Check out the trailer below:
Gravity opens in the UK on 18 October 2013.