Intense new ‘Gravity’ trailer shows Sandra Bullock drifting alone in space – watch

Bullock stars opposite George Clooney in the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi flick, due this October

An intense new trailer for Gravity, the forthcoming sci-fi movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has appeared online. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

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 in Houston.

The new trailer shows Bullock’s astronaut drifting alone in space and unable to get a response from Houston. It arrives hot on the heels of another exciting teaser for the movie, released yesterday (July 24), which features both Bullock and Clooney.

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.