Parts of the CGI look a little rough, but this new trailer for Gravity from Children of Men’s Alfonso Cuarón is a harrowing affair.

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The latest trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi flick Gravity hit the web this morning, showing the setup for the film: meteors, spaceships collapsing and an astronaut lost in space.

Gravity’s plot revolves around a first time astronaut, played by Sandra Bullock, and a veteran, played by George Clooney, narrowly escaping a meteor strike that takes out the space shuttle — only to drift away into the darkness of space attached to one another by a harness. Gravity has been in development hell for the last year, as it was first announced in 2010 and expected to be released in 2011 then in 2012.

One thing that stands out in the trailer is that it is one long, unbroken shot. There are no cuts and the viewer is put right in the action as if they were an observer on the side. Cuarón’s last film, Children of Men, used long shots throughout the film to spectacular results (as you can see below).

Sure, Clooney and Bullock are going to ham it up on screen. But given the delightfully terrifying premise, and the fact that Cuarón is writing and directing (his first film since Children of Men) it will be worth a watch in theaters.

Gravity is set to be released on October 4.