I’ve been dying to get a first glimpse of Gravity ever since the movie was in development and there were all kinds of crazy rumors swirling around it, like it would essentially be a single tracking shot in the vein of that famous scene (original doesn’t appear to be on YT) from his excellent Children of Men.
According to Gravity executive producer Chris DeFaria, the movie “opens with a continuous 17-minute shot” that shows everything we see in this trailer. The movie probably won’t be one continuous tracking shot, but what I’ve heard is that there are mostly staged scenes similar in length to the 17-minute opening, wherein we follow what happens to Bullock and Clooney once they have let go.
Gravity comes out on October 4th. Holy shit, though, this left me a bit terrified for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that I am irrationally terrified of drifting alone in space.