Space particles. Large debris flying towards the camera. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, both, looking quite scared in their astronaut suits. Yup, the newest trailer for filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming space-jam "Gravity" is more a heart-stopping action sequence than a standard preview, but it does show off the film's much-buzzed-about special effects, which took a few years for Cuaron and his team to get right (and boy, did they get it right).
In one continuous FX shot, Bullock and Clooney are seen working outside a space shuttle when a collision with debris ignites a terrible chain reaction -- their spacecraft begins twirling uncontrollably, and the two stars are then separated from each other as they float into the blackness of space. Much of the story, in which Alfonso co-wrote with his son Jonas Cuaron, will deal with Bullock's character as she attempts to fight her way out of the abyss and reconnect with Clooney's character.
GRAVITY stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George 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.