Alfonso Couron’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney is less than a month away from the big screen and buzz couldn’t be higher. Just yesterday, James Cameron called it the best space movie ever done. Now, a new trailer is out that not only features a lot of new footage, but it also gives us the first real information about the back story for Bullock’s character.
Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.