First look: ‘Gravity’ takes flight with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

Gravity” is finally ready to take off after delays of almost a year.

The two-hander, now due out Oct. 19, showcases Oscar champs Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Syriana”) as astronauts marooned in space. The just-released tense trailer includes the moment when their spacecraft is damaged, leaving them tethered to each other as they circle the earth. 

The Warner Bros. release marks a welcome return for Alfonso Cuaron who has not directed a film since “Children of Men” in 2006. That dire look at the future was a critical darling and reaped three Oscar nominations, including bids shared by Cuaron for Adapted Screenplay and Editing. He pulls triple duty on “Gravity” as well. 

Lenser Emmanuel Lubezki, who picked up the fourth of this five Oscar nominations for “Children of Men,” reunites with the helmer here. Shooting 3-D films such as this has proven to be the way to win Best Cinematography as of late. 

Take a look at the trailer below and then decide how it will fare at the Oscars. Make your predictions in the top races here

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