New Trailer for GRAVITY is 90 Seconds of Space Terror [Updated with Second New Trailer]

     July 23, 2013


The new trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity doesn’t mess around.  It’s 90 seconds of pure terror as we’re thrown into the chaos that occurs moments after a catastrophic collision with a NASA shuttle in orbit.  Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) attempts to keep his team calm and focused while disaster unfolds around them; Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is not so lucky.  Since I’ve witnessed audience members chuckle when seeing the earlier trailer in theaters, I’m happy to see this new cut going for the throat.

In case you missed our recent Comic-Con coverage of Gravity, get caught up with our interviews, panel recap and new image here.  Look for Gravity to land October 4th.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer. [Update: Warner Bros. has released yet another terrifying trailer for the film, which is also included after the jump.]

Check out the new trailers for Gravity below.

Here’s the synopsis for Gravity:

Sandra Bullock plays 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.




  • Nathaniel Haywood

    Why didn’t she just detach when the other astronaut went over to her? There was nothing impeding her equipment…they even had a mid-range shot of her tether showing that all she had to do was detach. I understand her freaking out when the arm got separated from the shuttle, but she had plenty of time before that. That whole clip made Bullock seem like a scared little girl instead of an astronaut who trained for years to deal with emergency situations. Aside from that, could be interesting.

    (I know I’m probably being too harsh, but that’s how it looked to me and it’s too late in the night to be sugarcoating things.)

    • Bob

      Agree on multiple points. Guys screaming detach and she’s like ignoring him and five years later she’s like okay I’ll detach now…

      • stan

        Did you guys watch that properly? He went to help her and she said I’m stuck. He tried pulling and it wouldn’t budge then it gets hit. She’s basically spiraling I think it’d be very hard to just easily detach yourself when your stuck in a very scary impossible situation.

    • GuyX

      Watch the video of the Astronauts aboard Columbia right before the explosion during re-entry. This one female crew member just won’t be quiet and listen, she gets kind of annoying. It makes you realize Astronauts are only human and have the same foibles as the rest of us

    • Pietro Filipponi

      She’s a scientist, not a pilot. Clooney’s character hears about the threat and reacts without hesitation because of his training. She’s under pressure and her instinct is to finish her job, not switch gears to a defensive mode. Happens all the time in military operations where civilians are part of the team. Muscle memory trumps everything.

      • Polymath

        Well said. I met an astronaut back in 2003, (Colonel Pamela Melroy) and yes, there are essentially 2 types of astronaut, the scientist and the pilot kind. It is quite true that our training kicks in and we think accordingly.

    • jk

      She’s requesting faster transport because she’s stuck, she even says so when Clooney/Kowalski tries to help her. Stan is right.

    • MITIOR

      “Obviously, it’s a film and a work of fiction, so we don’t pretend to say that everything is perfect. It’s a work of fiction, but in the frame of that fiction, we tried to be as accurate as possible to reality.”
      Alfonso Cuaron

    • MITIOR

      “Because I wasn’t at all in control, and I had no idea the extent of technology that was involved, to me, it was all sort of fantastical and futuristic, which made it exciting and magical and frightening, all in the same breath. But, I had to be very true to what someone was dealing with, who would be in the character’s position, which is factual today. And I wanted to be really accurate, so we had a lot of incredible specialists who did just that. There were always people on call. There were several times I was able to call up to space and ask them questions, and they’d answer.”
      Sandra Bullock

    • Nathaniel Haywood

      Thanks for the civil discourse, guys! Valid points. I don’t think the Sandra Bullock quote helps because there are specialists on most war, space, and historical films but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee anything (i.e. – Space Cowboys, The Patriot). But I get the point. The spinning would be disorienting visually, but it would not affect her ability to interact with her own body/tether because there’s no gravity so there would be no centrifugal force like we’re used to if it was happening on Earth. I missed the line where she said her tether was stuck, though, and I assumed she was an astronaut and not a civilian. Makes more sense now. I will give this one a chance – especially since I love most of Geoge Clooney’s work.

      • ISeemToBeAVerb

        Nathaniel, even in zero-g the spinning would produce a centrifugal force effect.

    • neodvan

      If you familiar with Apollo program – on each flight it was numerous simple mulfunctions like “sticking cord”, etc, which sometimes lead to serious problems. It’s space, the most hazardous environment for mankind, not an attraction at Universal Studio.

      • Nathaniel Haywood

        I like the attempted insult at the end. No hard feelings, though. Yeah, I’m aware of the Apollo program and how dangerous space is. That is exactly why astronauts train so much – so they can deal with that environment without turning into a screaming little girl. I’m not sure what you’re trying to prove with your “point,” but like I said, though, I didn’t realize that Bullock’s character was a civilian. Someone else mentioned the Challenger astronaut footage, which was also a valid point. I already agreed to adjust my opinion based on those things.

      • neodvan

        Ok, sorry if you feel offense. But hey, they are human, not cyborgs. If you know a bit about Apollo flights, you wouldn’t ask this question – in dangerous, stressful situation astronauts heart rate are skyrocketing. They have exactly the same human reaction like everybody else. They just have some experience, that’s the only difference. And besides any individual has its own reaction.

        And my point – a simple stuck cord (or water in space suit, most recent actual malfunction on ISS) could provoke serious problems during EVA. If you saw clip closely – you could notice massive destructions and explosives, this is not a situation astronauts had been taught to deal with. Just don’t jump behind the train.

      • Nathaniel Haywood

        I feel you. Sorry if I overreacted – I think I’m still scarred from trying to discuss the ending of Man of Steel on this website. People (myself included sometimes, lol) got so intense and personal in their responses that now I assume every comment has an edge to it when they often don’t. Your point is valid for sure.

    • Strong Enough

      thats the thing. she isn’t a trained astronaut. in the script she is some sort of medic

  • Hansel

    That looks amazing :D I generally don’t like 3D, but this looks like it’ll be perfect for it. I guess there’s less to focus on as well which would probably help (lots of black instead). Can’t wait, and I love a good bit of technical filmmaking.

  • Bob

    I swear if this movie just ends with her dieing in space I’ll flip out…

  • Mr. Orange

    Went to see a movie with friends and they showed this trailer. My friend asked me if for the whole movie Sandra is spinning in circles. I laughed and then thought, wait, probably.

  • Aditya Nugraha

    I found an activity on the film website. they showing up sort of countdown. Go check it yourself

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    No sound
    Just the soundtrack

  • Old Soldier

    A space shuttle!? Wow, I love sci-fi.

    • chris

      best comment ever!

  • stylus59

    nice. imagine this in IMAX

  • Reat

    Teletubbies the movie!!!!! yeaaaaaaaaa

    • Old Soldier

      Shhhhhhh…someone will hear you.

  • Reat

    The cgi is too cartoonish i cant get into. Also this scene reminds me a lot to the one of hermione in the whomping willow in Harry potter 3 ( Also from Cuaron) Sorry for my english

    • mbmarquis69

      Because they both feature females spinning in circles? It amazes me what lengths people will go to in order to find something to bitch about.

    • Mc hammer

      What do you mean the cgi is cartoonish? This one has the best special effects along with Elysium this year. If you want cartoonish cgi made to look realistic go watch man of steel!

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  • Marissa Evans

    This looks like it will get old really fast (and I don’t like the CG), but it’s a really cool idea for an intense movie I’m hoping will be good.

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  • Bob

    I will applaud this director if this movie is good; as well as Bullock because I don’t get how it can be if the whole movie is Sandra Bullock just floating in circles in space. A movie like Cast Away at least had stuff for Hanks to do…but this is Bullock just floating in space…

  • Jimmy B

    Isn’t this 2001: A Space Odyssey all over again? I mean the astronaut drifting in space?

  • Solgazer

    Reality is not the word of the day here is it?
    Was really excited about the supposed reality but the speed with which George Clooney is zipping around is patently ridiculous. A little faster for the sake of momentum in the movie sure but he was buzzing around like a bloody hummingbird!

  • CitizenBane

    There are an awful lot of ways this movie can go wrong and bomb terribly, but dammit the footage we’ve seen so far is intriguing.

    Extremely interested to see how this works over the course of a full film.

  • Polymath

    As a physics teacher (having taught satellite motion, momentum and Newton’s Laws (especially of “Inertia” and “action & reaction”), I thought the effects were very well thought out. It is clear that someone had gone to great lengths to implement effects of physics. However, I take some issue with the scene where her tether is just holding to the Russian satellite and his is just holding to hers. In the scene, when she releases him, he flies away, but that requires a force. On the contrary it implies a tension force in his tether. But if there is a tension force, by Newton’s third law, he should have moved toward her and even the slightest cord could have been used to pull herself and him in to the ship. Oh … and the “imaginary” sudden depressurisation in the Russian capsule (when Clooney appears) would have instantly killed her.