Whereas the first teaser trailer for the pic allowed in some of the fun and breathtaking view perks of traveling 372 miles above Earth before hurling its pair of poor astronauts ( George Clooney and Sandra Bullock ) into the neverending abyss of the universe, this bad boy just jumps right into the frightening bits.
The video, which kinda presents as a clip more than a theatrical trailer cut, shows Clooney's veteran NASA guy trying to deal with Houston's command center and Bullock's noob space traveler who's gotten herself stuck to a big, spinning metal stick that threatens to take her way too far into space to rescue. As she unlatches herself from the deathstick, though, it becomes clear she's still in for a looooong ride as she floats into nothingness all alone.
That, friends, is what we call scary .
Director Cuarón himself pointed out another big difference between this new teaser and the first during his visit to Comic-Con : You can't hear any explosions in this one, unlike the first ... and that's truer to the movie itself, by the way. 'They put in explosions,' he explained of the first promo vid. 'As we know, there is no sound in space. In the film, we don't do that.'
Finally, you might catch a short glimpse at a third spaceman (?!) at around the 0:43 mark. That's the cap'n of this ill-fated space station, and it doesn't look like he's gonna be around for very long (judging by Clooney's 'man down' assessment).
'Gravity' launches into theaters on Oct. 4.