Last night, Warner Bros. screened – for the first time – a sixty second teaser for Gravity to an audience of cinema owners/industry insiders at at CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners. Alex Billington (First Showing) and Peter Sciretta (/FILM) were the first to report with joint videoblog, responding positively to the teaser (that might be an understatement).
Besides using adjectives like, “amazing,” “breathtaking,” and “stunning,” Billington pointed out that, “It was probably almost all entirely created on computer,” and also compared the film’s (visual) feel to 2001. Skiretta agreed, “It’s definitely hard sci fi in the way that it’s not action, like Michael Bay shot stuff. It’s like whoa it’s really happening. You’re kind of floating in space.” Read more.
Meredith Woerner (io9) was also at the panel, and described the sixty seconds on screen:
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock hovering outside of some sort of spacecraft in modern-day space suits. Clooney’s voice crackles over a radio, “It’s gorgeous isn’t it, the sunrise?” And he gestures to the Earth, which is simply twinkling in gorgeous light. They nod toward each other, a moment of silence while orbiting their home planet. And then, they’re hit. You can’t tell what hits the astronauts — but they’re showered with some sort of space debris. It’s possible it could be a meteor shower. The space station is shattered. One floating astronaut helplessly drags his or her fingers across the side of the station. The other grapples with some sort of tubing. “Don’t let go,” comes Bullock’s voice. But it’s too late. They’re separated, and she’s floating away. Ever so slowly. You can hear her breathing pick up as she floats farther and farther away from the damaged craft.
“It was quick and dirty, but completely terrifying.” Read more.
Also screened were trailers for Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III, Pacific Rim, We’re the Millers, The Conjuring, Getaway, The Great Gatsby, 300: Rise of an Empire, Prisoners, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – all due for theatrical release this summer/fall, mostly previously screened at other expos/cons. Read more about the whole presentation at IGN and Shockya.
Back to what matters- *fingers crossed* the teaser gets a wider release soon, and then maybe even a trailer!