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The Alfonso Cuaron penned Forsaken is “a de facto prequel to Gravity”

May 21st, 2014 by Marc Comments

Although, personally, I found Gravity to be underwhelming and pretty empty, I will admit that, as a technical achievement, it was astonishing. That said, I’m a fan of Cuaron and would be excited to see him come back to earth… even if it’s not as director.

Cuaron’s new movie, Forsaken, which he co-wrote and is being distributed by IM Global’ was being sold at the Cannes film festival and the company’s Stuart Ford said that: “In a way, Forsaken is a de facto prequel to Gravity.

“Jonas and Alfonso were working on the screenplay of ‘Forsaken,’ then called ‘Desierto,’ when they had a very similar concept and put it in space. So ‘Forsaken’ has a lot of themes similar to ‘Gravity.’ It’s about someone in a spectacularly peaceful but perilous environment trying to get home.”

Directed by Jonas Cuaron, Variety say: “Forsaken has Garcia Bernal playing a man crossing an unguarded part of the Sonora desert to try to get into the United States when he and his fellow travelers are shot off one by one. Cuaron penned the screenplay with Mateo Garcia.”

Sounds intriguing… more as we hear it, guys

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….