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Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY shooting next month?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 14th, 2011

A bit of a history lesson.

Just over a year ago, it was revealed that Alfonso Cuaron would be helming a new sci-fi film, entitled GRAVITY, instead of a film that he’d been looking to helm for some time, THE BOY AND HIS SHOE. Originally slated to star Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie, the film then went through delay after delay, ultimately resulting in both stars jettisoning themselves from the project, getting George Clooney and Sandra Bullock to replace them.

Now, as we sit nearly 15 months after the original announcement, news on the project hasn’t changed much as of late. Until now. Collider recently sat down with producer David Heyman at this year’s CinemaCon, and learned some interesting details. Not only did he reveal that the film will be shooting at the end of next month, but there will be some interest tech behind the flick as well.

“We’re using technology that’s never seen before. This film will be more immersive, I believe, than anything you’ve seen before. You will really feel like you are in space. It will not be an objective view of space, it will be an immersive view of space. And you know as you say, with Children of Men, he loves these long shots. It’s gonna be a really bold, bold film.”

Personally, this couldn’t be any better of news. I’m a huge fan of Cuaron, and while I’m not so sure the film will truly get off the ground come May, I sure as hell hope I’m wrong. The long takes bit really sells this film for me, as a relatively smaller scale sci-fi picture like this one sounds like deserves an auteurish hand like Cuaron’s.

What do you think?

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