[VIDEO] New Gravity Featurette Looks At IMAX Transfer
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.27.2013
Go behind the frame...
IMAX has revealed a new featurette for Gravity, in which director Alfonso Cuaron and NASA astronauts talk about the film and how they tried to make it as realistic as possible. The images of space are actual footage used in the IMAX documentary Hubble 3D.
Cuaron said: "We wanted it to be an immersive experience, as if you're sitting in the theatre but you feel as if you're floating in space. There's no other format as immersive as IMAX."
Here's a synopsis: Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski 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.