In a lengthy Variety piece about the film's, er, tortured route to the big screen, a number of interesting nuggets are uncovered. One of these nuggets was the fact that David Fincher, no stranger to cutting edge techniques and envelope-pushing visual effects, told Cuaron to wait five years so that the technology could be better equipped to handle the film. "We were stubborn and said we're going to make it work," Cuaron told Variety. "But you know what? David was right. It took us 4 ½ years."
Another filmmaker to weigh in on "Gravity," which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts marooned in space after a devastating collision, was "Avatar" director James Cameron who was (wait for it) over the moon for the movie. “I was stunned, absolutely floored,” Cameron said to Variety. “I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.”