New trailer for sci-fi movie 'Gravity' starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney - watch
Bullock and Clooney play astronauts stranded in space in the two-hander, which opens on October 18
Gravity is essentially a two-hander between the Oscar-winning stars: they play astronauts who get stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed by debris, and the film follows their attempt to return to Earth. Clooney and Bullock are the only faces seen in the movie, though Ed Harris provides the voice of NASA mission control.
Gravity was directed and co-written by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, whose previous movies include Children Of Men, Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban and Y tu mamá también.
Bullock and Cuarón appeared at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend and during the film's panel Bullock revealed that shooting Gravity involved being locked in a nine-by-nine-foot cube for long periods of time. "They had me strung up for 8-10 hours day," the actress recalled. "I learned to meditate up there. Alfonso gave me boxes of CDs with sounds that would set the tone for a scene and help me stay in the right head space."
"The cube was designed to continually capture her point of view while floating alone in space," Cuarón explained. Gravity is set to premiere at next month's Venice Film Festival before opening in UK cinemas on October 18.