New ‘Gravity’ Photos Reveal Alfonso Cuaron’s Stunning Work
As we get more engrossed in 2014 Oscars talk, Alfonso Cuaron‘s (‘Children of Men’) ‘Gravity,’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is looking more like a frontrunner every day. Warner Bros. has released a new batch of images for the film, taking us behind the scenes and debuting new breathtaking stills.
Bullock plays a medical engineer, Dr. Ryan Stone, opposite Clooney’s Matt Kowalsky, a veteran astronaut. The two are on a routine spacewalk when their shuttle is hit by debris from a nearby exploding satellite, catapulting the two into the dark reaches of space, tethered to nothing but each other and their dwindling oxygen supply.
We’ve already seen the film and were blown away by the incredible effects and performances (read our review HERE), but the making-of process is just as astounding as the film itself. As Cuaron said during Comic-Con, the technology to make the film didn’t exist originally; his team had to build the robotics — including the LED-lit cube in which Bullock filmed many of her scenes — that are at the core of the film.
For more interesting facts about ‘Gravity,’ check out our Comic-Con coverage HERE, and see the new batch of images below. ’Gravity’ hits theaters October 4.