However, I must hand the man props for today's spectacular trailer for his upcoming sci-fi drama co-written by his son Jonás Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, GRAVITY. Despite the fact that at its core it tells the familiar story of a routine space mission gone awry, the clip (which clocks it at just under a minute and a half) is filled with so much suspense and authenticity that you don't even want to blink while watching it.
Read more in the official film synopsis (from JoBlo):
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.
Sounds great, but the only thing I worry about is whether Clooney or Bullock's general lack of intrigue in their dramatic performances will impede the story. But, then, you can't deny this trailer:
I know, right?! It kinda makes you feel like they released a one-hour clip, huh?
GRAVITY heads to theaters October 4th.