Yesterday saw the release of yet another one-sheet poster for Alfonso Cuarón’s highly anticipated new film, Gravity. Featuring a close-up of a pensive and worried-looking George Clooney, this new poster is almost identical to the one released earlier in the month highlighting co-star Sandra Bullock. Everything about this film seems to be begging for Oscar consideration; from the pedigree of the cast and crew, to its use of that depressing and overused piano music by Arvo Part that haunts each of the film’s many trailers.
The set up of the film’s plot is so simple it verges on boring. An astronaut (Clooney) and a medical engineer (Bullock) are working outside in the vacuum of space when an accident occurs, leaving them drifting together through the void. This may sound dangerously simplistic for a wide release film, but consider for a moment that other critically-acclaimed and popular films like 127 Hours and Buried have worked wonders with far less. It’ll be interesting to see if the public will be willing to take a chance on a 90-minute film with such a bare-bones premise.
Gravity will open in D.C. for a wide release on October 4. Expect it to play at Regal Gallery Place and local AMC theaters. For more information on the film, check out it’s official site here, or follow the film’s official Facebook page. An extended trailer for the film has been posted below.