Celebrated director Alfonso Cuarón finally follows up the brilliant Children of Men (2006) with Gravity. Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first space mission, with space shuttle astronaut Michael Kowalsky (George Clooney) at the helm. But the mission goes awry when debris destroys their craft, leaving the duo tethered to each other in outer space and no way to get back home. With their oxygen diminishing, Stone and Kowalsky figure that their only chance for survival might be going further out into space. Cuarón wrote the film with his son Jonás.