Just a month or so back, we saw the first trailer for Gravity in which astronauts George Clooney and Sandra Bullock get caught up in an orbital catastrophe and their efforts to survive afterwards. The piece of footage Warner Bros. showed to the convention crowd was from the same early sequence of the film but was tellingly free from loud explosions, which were added into the original trailer in an effort not to put audiences off.
It’s tough to recall the last major science-fiction film that didn’t defy the basic laws of physics by having loud bangs echoing through the void of space. Could it be as far back as 2001: A Space Odyssey?
In any case, Cuarón hasn’t release a film since 2006′s incredible Children of Men which was, for our money, the best sci-fi film of the decade. You can only imagine our excitement. If we were only allowed to watch one new film for the rest of the year, it might actually be this one.
Gravity is in cinemas 18 October