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Old June 18 2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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'Gravity' (2012) dir. by Alfonso Cuarón 3D sci-fi space thriller

Alfonso Cuarón's forthcoming Gravity,

This Gravity, which starts filming this summer, will star Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr., and will be about a sole survivor of a space disaster who fights to return to her daughter on Earth.
Downey will play the leader of a team posted at a remote space station. “While he and a female colleague are traveling outside the space station, the other team members are decimated by debris from an exploded satellite.” The female lead has yet to be cast.
this does sound a little like Red Planet (2000) in the first act when Mars-1 ship encountered a solar flare which required the crew to leave behind the mission commander played by Carrie-Anne Moss to put out a fire and possibly the sole survivor of the mission.

The film will apparently be 60% CGI, shot using a high balance of hybrid CG and live action elements like Avatar.
Downey Jr will “start production on the Alfonso Cuaron-directed 3D space film ‘Gravity,’ leave to shoot ‘Sherlock Holmes 2,’ and then return to finish with Cuaron.” Sherlock 2 is scheduled to hit theaters for Christmas 2011, so we can probably expect to see Cuaron’s film in 2012.

# The entire film will be made here at Framestore. In effect the film, as Avatar was, is 60% CG feature animation with the balance being hybrid CG and live action elements.
# Starring Robert Downey Junior, the film is a contemporary survival thriller that follows a woman as she attempts to make her way back to earth after a satellite crash sets off a chain reaction of further crashes. Because it’s set in space, most shots require every element to float in zero-gravity.

This sounds very cool.

FYI there is another film tentatively titled 'Gravity' in development about "a father who has to search for his lost child as the world stops spinning »with Louis Leterrier as a director sort-of attached. There is also another thread for that: Louis Leterrier's feature currently called 'Gravity'

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