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Producer David Heyman Says Alfonso Cuarón's 3D Sci-Fi Epic 'Gravity' Will Shoot This May

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist April 17, 2011 at 11:54AM

George Clooney & Sandra Bullock-Starrer Will Undergo 3D Conversion In Post-ProductionThings had gone fairly quiet on the front of "Children Of Men" helmer Alfonso Cuarón's much-anticipated 3-D sci-fi epic "Gravity" since George Clooney replaced Robert Downey Jr. and joined Sandra Bullock in the cast, but it looks like producer David Heyman has now broken the silence with a refreshing update.
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George Clooney & Sandra Bullock-Starrer Will Undergo 3D Conversion In Post-Production



Things had gone fairly quiet on the front of "Children Of Men" helmer Alfonso Cuarón's much-anticipated 3-D sci-fi epic "Gravity" since George Clooney replaced Robert Downey Jr. and joined Sandra Bullock in the cast, but it looks like producer David Heyman has now broken the silence with a refreshing update.

Heyman recently spoke with Collider and revealed that production on the long-gestating feature is due to get underway in London at, "The end of May. The whole film has been pre-vised and figured out, it’s fuckin’ awesome. I mean, unlike anything you’ve seen in space. It’s just great. He’s a privilege to work with—he’s a real visionary."

"We’re using technology that’s never seen before," he said. "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."

The producer also adds that Cuarón won't be shooting in 3D as presumed and the film will be converted into the format in post-production instead. "Because this film is being made almost entirely digitally, a huge amount of it’s being made digitally," Heyman added. "3D felt like a really organic—because so much of it’s being done digitally, you can make the 3D in a post process much more easily than if you were shooting all live-action or sitting in a room."

We're just excited to hear that the talented Mexican filmmaker will soon be back in the game, after all, the development, casting and pre-production drama had threatened to see the pic fall by the wayside at several points along its history. Our original script review describes the story as a "streamlined thrill ride" that would see our protagonist in a "nonstop race to get back to earth" after an outer space accident puts her in danger. Previous reports have also teased a 20-minute single shot opening scene , an $80 million budget which may or may not be still the case, and -- for better or worse -- CGI to dominate about 60% of the film.

Clooney is currently finishing off his third directorial effort with political drama "The Ides Of March" with this scheduling likely meaning he'll leap over to London fairly soon after he wraps. Similarly, Bullock has been shooting Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" with Tom Hanks but that should be (if not already) nearing completion, while Cuarón has been on quite the hiatus in the past few years and is surely eager to get his next fllm going.

Producer Heyman also teased another project he has in the works which was recently accelerated by scoring the rights to a plum, and integral soundtrack. "I just closed the deal on some Beatles songs, and we’re gonna do an animated film, a musical animated film using Beatles songs, with a love story between a dung beetle and a lady bug." He stopped short of revealing which songs they are, however, adding that, "you have to figure out the songs you want. But we can switch out a little bit. So we’ve just got ten songs, and it’s a bit early to say what they are, but I’m really really excited."

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