Tag Archives: Gravity

Gravity trailer released

9 May

Official Gravity poster unveiled

8 May

This afternoon, WB released the first official poster for Gravity.

Official Gravity poster unveiled

Official Gravity poster unveiled

In cinemas October 4.

Gravity trailer premiers Thursday

7 May

It exists!! Tonight, ET gave us our first glimpse of footage from Gravity, and promised that the first trailer will be coming on Thursday. Watch the preview below.

Gravity will be in cinemas October 4.

GRAVITY in cinemas October 4th

16 Jan

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for: Gravity has finally received a release date – Friday, October 4, 2013 (source).

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is 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.

Alfonso Cuarón’s first feature film in seven years will open against the new Sin City, the 3D re-release of Star Wars Ep. III, thriller Paranoia, and comedy The Delivery Man (source).

MPAA rates Gravity PG-13

27 Oct

Earlier this week, Rope of Silicon shared some highlights from the latest MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) Rating Bulletin, namely the surprising rating of Gravity for a “TBA 2013” release.  As I understand it, the rating of PG-13 for “for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language” is not so surprising, based on what we’ve already heard, but the rating announcement does suggest that a close-to-final cut of the film is complete, also confirmed by tweets (1) (2) from our vfx friends last week.

The Playlist and Giant Freakin Robot both recall the first test screenings this past spring, which were met with mixed to positive reviews, and begin speculating about when general audiences might get to see the final cut: “Will WB decide to take on the festival route, maybe hope to win over nerds and build buzz at SXSW? Or perhaps Cannes can give it some kind of momentum in an out-of-competition screening. We shall see, but this tiny update will have to do for now.”

I always assumed it would be premiere in the fall, based on the original November 2012 date, but Gravity could fall potentially fall into that summer sci-fi category of releases, I suppose, depending on how the studio does its math.  Note that SXSW is scheduled for March, while the Cannes Film Festival usually takes place in May.


Just for fun: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Creator/AlfonsoCuaron

Click at your own discretion.

Attack the Block composer Steven Price to score Gravity

23 Sep

Film Music Reporter has revealed that British composer Steven Price (Attack the Block) will score Gravity, which is currently in post-production and scheduled for 2013 release.  While his filmography as a composer is relatively short, Price has a decade and a half of experience as a music editor, programmer, and guitarist for the big and small screen.  Here’s Price telling Daniel Schweiger of Film Music Mag, last year, about his own favourite sci-fi scores, and how they influenced his score for Attack the Block (which you should totally check it out):

I grew up in the era of the big 80s escapist sci-fi films. There’s a load of those classics that I’ve watched A LOT. I have a particular love of movies like the original STAR WARS trilogy, E.T. and BACK TO THE FUTURE for example. One of the things I love about ATTACK THE BLOCK [ATB] is that has that same spirit of escapism. You enter that world for 90 minutes, and grow to like and believe in those kids. Overall, the setting of ATB led to a very different musical approach than those brilliantly orchestrated scores that people like John Williams and Alan Silvestri did. However, the tight budget did allow for a day in the studio with a small orchestra, and that side of the score did allow me a few moments to reach for some of the sweep that those composers would routinely achieve so brilliantly. There’s a couple of moments in ATB when I was thinking back to that rush you would get from the way those classic scores’ music swept you away to another world, or made you cheer for the hero.  Read more.

Presumably, there will be a much bigger budget for the film score this time around, but I’m really excited by this choice, given the way Price apparently burst onto the scene (or so the first page of Google search results indicate).

Gravity update par avion

23 Sep

Juan-Luis has managed to meet not only my fangirlish devotion to Alfonso Cuarón, but also my love for postcards.  Juan-Luis Sanchez is a visual effects artist, writer, and photographer… who has been working on Gravity for nearly 14 months, about the same amount of time he’s devoted to his postcard project.  We learn that work was halted a bit after the film’s release was pushed to 2013, but his post so much more.  Says Juan-Luis:

This card was to update everyone on ‘Gravity,’ in the form of an imagined conversation with a non-industry family member, an aunt or cousin whom you see once or twice a year.

Visit Juan-Luis’ blog/project for the full text (spoiler free, no worries).