Gravity-Teaser-PosterMarking his anticipated return behind the camera for the first time since 2006’s Children of Men, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity will finally be hitting theatres this October, putting it in a prime position for the awards season at the end of the year.

The project is one Cuarón has been working on for years. And with just months to go before its arrival, Warner Bros. have debuted a very strong first teaser trailer.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are set to be front and centre throughout the movie, particularly as the only two cast members billed on the first teaser poster that recently debuted.

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.

Cuarón is directing from a script he co-wrote with his son, Jonás Cuarón (Año uña / Year of the Nail).

The film is reported to open with an unbroken seventeen-minute opening shot, and that is just one of the many reasons why this is guaranteed to be a must-see movie of the year.

Gravity is due to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on October 4th in the US, with its UK release date following two weeks later on 18th October. To help make the five-month wait that little bit easier, here’s the first trailer in full. Let us know what you make of it in the comments below. Are you expecting another strong Oscar contender from Cuarón?

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