Alfonso Cuarón’s promises to be a visual treat and he spent 5 years getting the look of zero gravity just right.
This photo of Sandra Bullock teases just a little of that.
“We wanted to shoot the whole film showing zero gravity with the actors moving in a choreographic way,” say Cuarón. “This has never been done before. It was a journey of learning. But it looks pretty darn good.”
The film follows Ryan Stone (Bullock), a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). Their routine mission goes very, very wrong when the shuttle is destroyed, leaving them tethered together and spiraling in space.
The filmmakers had the task of depicting some of the great celestial bodies in the galaxy, and used computers to map and shoot millions of stars and the Earth in various states. After pulling it off, Cuarón was struck with the majesty of the planet, which becomes a major character in Gravity.
“When you see this Earth from outer space with all of its beauty and colors, you don’t see all of these separations between these countries,” says Cuarón. “Earth is just one organic, beautiful thing. We happen to live in a very stunning and beautiful place.”
In Cinemas October 18th, 2013, it will be released in 3D and 2D and IMAX