Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity seems to have been in development forever. More actors have been attached to the film or have tested for roles than there are stars on the Hollywood walk of fame. Of course I joke, but everyone from Robert Downey Jr., Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, Marion Cottilard, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Naomi Watts, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Carey Mulligan were up to star opposite Robert Downey Jr., until he left. The producers finally set up the film with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
Aside from casting, not much has been known about the movie that has been described as Castaway in Space. Warner Bros. just released the official synopsis for the film:
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. 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.
This sounds pretty interesting to me as a fan of science fiction. I love Cuaron’s other films, especially Children of Men. Bullock and Clooney should be good together on screen. What are your thoughts?