George Clooney has a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding both The Ides of March and the upcoming film The Descendants, which arrives in theaters on November 16. The busy actor recently spoke with USA Today about his upcoming sci-fi drama Gravity, directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Clooney stars opposite Sandra Bullock in the film about two astronauts working on a space station.
Here is what he had to say about the film when asked to describe the film:
"A satellite blows up and space junk causes damage. We go out in space suits, and she and I are tethered together, floating through space. It's a two-hander with only two actors in the whole film," he says. "It is a very odd film, really. Two people in space. No monsters. It's more like 2001 than an action film."
Here is what Clooney had to say about working with Bullock for the first time:
"Sandy is the lead. And she is beautiful in it. We have known each for way over 20 years. It's fun to work with her."
Clooney also mentioned what he thought about being in his first 3D film:
"It is the first time I've been in 3D and, hopefully, the last time. " Not that he has seen the results. "It's not near ready yet. They just showed the first cut to the studio. "
As a fan of Clooney, Cuaron and 2001, I am looking forward to another intelligent sci-fi film. What are your thoughts about this news?