Sci-fi classic Children of Men was famous with its long tracking shots. Director Alfonso Cuarón treads the same path in his next science fiction movie Gravity.
There are pieces referencing its extended opening shot which, though it would have been filmed in pieces and stitched together in post, will appear to run unbroken for seventeen minutes.
And here is the first official trailer for the movie.
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (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.
It looks awesome, be ready for your drool to run up and mess your hair on October.