Alfonso Cuaron’s first feature length film since the exceptional Children of Men, has FINALLY bagged itself an official release date. Gravity is an effects heavy sci-fi starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in space after an asteroid hits their shuttle.
The film, which is said to be 60% CGI and filled with never seen before, mind bending special effects, was originally slated for a November 2012 release. Sadly that date was cancelled, and a new date of “sometime in 2013” was released. Now Box Office Mojo is stating the films release date in the US as 4th October 2013.
While no date has been confirmed for the UK, with the film being so highly anticipated, I would imagine the UK to see the film arriving day and date with the US or very shortly after. Gravity is set to be one of the biggest sci-fi events of the year, and is rumoured to have an unbroken 17 minute opening sequence!
Written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron and co-written by Jonas Cuaron, Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, with Basher Savage and Eric Michels providing the voices of the Space Station Captain and NASA.
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.
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
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