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Sci-Fi Film 'Gravity' Launches At Venice Film Festival

'Gravity' Movie Poster
Gravity is an upcoming drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts in a damaged space station. (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

The new movie "Gravity" — a thriller starring actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts — launched into the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (Aug. 29).

The 3-D film follows the two astronauts stranded in space after a routine spacewalk goes horribly awry. In a trailer for "Gravity" released earlier this year, Clooney and Bullock's space shuttle is destroyed along with the International Space Station, leaving them without the ability to communicate with Earth. The movie is set to hit theaters on Oct. 4, the anniversary of the 1957 launch of the first satellite, Sputnik.

You can read the full recap of Gravity's Venice premiere, plus possible SPOILERS, via Reuters here.

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Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.