The first poster for one of the most anticipated films of the year has arrive. We got our first incredibly brief look at footage from director Alfonso Cuaron’s long-awaited sci-fi film Gravity last night ahead of the trailer debut on Thursday, and this first poster does a magnificent job of teasing the vast and dangerous nature of space in the film. The story centers on an astronaut (Sandra Bullock) who is stranded alone in space following a catastrophic event aboard a spacecraft. George Clooney also stars, but Bullock is rumored to spend the majority of the screentime in the film utterly alone. The pic was originally slated to open last year, but was subsequently pushed back so that more time could be spent on the visual effects. With a master like Curaron at the helm, this is sure to be unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Hit the jump to take a look at the poster, and check back here tomorrow to watch the first trailer. Gravity opens on October 4th in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
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Here’s the official 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.