Sandra Bullock and director Alfonso Cuarón sat with EW editor Jess Cagle at the EW.com digital Comic-Con studio to talk about some of the crazy wire work and other stunts the actress endured for Gravity, where she and George Clooney play astronauts stranded in space. See the interview on the EW site, since it can’t be embed:
Sandra attended the Comic-Con 2013 panel and fan signing for “Gravity”. The first pictures are up in the gallery. A second still of the movie was also released, which we also added in the gallery.
If you thought going to the moon was complicated, try shooting a sci-fi set in the depths of outer space.
Director Alfonso Cuarón spent nearly five years trying to perfect the look of zero gravity for the thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (out Oct. 4).
“We wanted to shoot the whole film showing zero gravity with the actors moving in a choreographic way,” say Cuarón, perhaps best known for directing 2004’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. “This has never been done before. It was a journey of learning. But it looks pretty darn good.”
Gravity, which Cuarón wrote with his son Jonás, opens the prestigious Venice Film Festival on Aug. 28 in Italy, and Cuarón will show off footage at the July 18-21 Comic-Con in San Diego.
The film follows Ryan Stone (Bullock), a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission, alongside veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). Their routine mission goes very, very wrong when the shuttle is destroyed, leaving them tethered together and spiraling in space.
It was announced today that “Gravity” will open the acclaimed Venice Film Festival in August (out of competition). Let’s hope Sandra will attend the opening ceremony!
Gravity, the new, much-awaited film directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también, Children of Men), starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is the opening film (Out of Competition) of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (August 28 – September 7, 2013). The Festival is directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The world premiere of Gravity will be screened in 3D on August 28th in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Lido, following the opening ceremony.
Gravity, from Warner Bros. Pictures, is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. In the film, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). 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. The last time Venice opened with a science fiction movie was in 2000 with Space Cowboys by Clint Eastwood, at the 57th Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera.