'Gravity' Trailer: George Clooney & Sandra Bullock Endure Nightmare Space Scenario (VIDEO)

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Gravity trailerI somehow missed the buzz surrounding Gravity, the new space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, but now that the full-length trailer has hit the web, I'm officially on board with everyone else who's counting down the days until it hits theaters. For one thing, it's got George Clooney, and cinematically speaking this guy can do no wrong. (Excepting, perhaps, his 1987 performance in Return to Horror High.) Also, if the actual movie is anything like the trailer, it's going to be one holy hell of a nail-biter.

Based on what I just watched in the teaser clip, Gravity is going to light up nearly every single one of my personal phobias: confinement, running out of air, the unfathomable shrieking black horror of empty space. Not even a superhot astronaut like Clooney can make this movie's scenario less terrifying -- and that, of course, is why I can't WAIT to see it.

The trailer starts out with a peaceful vibe, as Bullock and Clooney are out on a space walk and soaking up the spectacular view of Earth. Things don't stay calm for long, though: their space shuttle gets dramatically torn apart by flying debris, and the astronauts are left utterly alone. Floating. In SPACE.

Check out the trailer:

That final shot of Sandra Bullock flailing to hold on to something before she tumbles head over foot in the darkness? GAH.

Gravity is directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón, the creative mind behind the amazing Children of Men and Y Tu Mamá También. Interestingly, Gravity is being officially pitched as a science fiction movie, and it reportedly cost $80 million to film -- so I wouldn't be surprised if there's something more lying in wait than "Two astronauts get stranded in space and float around freaking out for two hours." Could there be … ALIENS?

Whether there are in fact a slew of space creatures or just a lot of gorgeously terrifying slow-motion catastrophe shots, Gravity looks fantastic. Interested parties will get a chance to experience it on the big screen on Oct. 4, 2013.

What do you think of the trailer for Gravity?

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fave82 fave82

Wow, check out the imdb on this. They're the only two people in the cast (with the exception of two voices)!!!

ilove... ilovemy4kiddies

My heart was pounding just watching the trailer. I couldn't even imagine something like this happening to someone. Very scary. 

tuffy... tuffymama

Bah! No. NO. I will skip this one.

nikol... nikolita87

Wow that looks terrifying indeed but I want to see it. It reminds me of a show I saw about the Russians' early experimentation with spacecraft. There were probably many like this but a person was sent up into space in a small spacecraft and these two brothers picked up the radio transmittal of the person in space screaming for help because there was a problem, and the spacecraft caught on fire. It took a while for that story to be confirmed. It wasn't until after the Soviet Union collapsed that the records were found, I believe. But anyway being alone and in danger like that... Definitely scary!

nonmember avatar Jules

Sounds exciting. Sandra is my favorite actress. Sounds like a science fiction story I read years ago, wonder if it turns out the same way? If so, it would be a different movie than what you normally see in theaters.

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