Alfonso Cuarón, on new film “Gravity” and his “Potter” experience

Alfonso Cuarón, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, spoke to the Huffington Post at Comic-Con this week about his latest film, Gravity. In the making for four and a half years, Gravity is the combined work of Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonás. Together they have spun the action packed tale of an astronaut, played by Sandra Bullock, who tumbles through space after an explosion and must use her instincts and training to survive.

As director of Prisoner of Azkaban, Cuarón was responsible for the least successful Potter film, which gathered a total $800 million at the box office. His 2006 film Children of Men also did not receive a warm reception at the box office, but a couple years later its popularity grew, proving that box office numbers don’t a good movie make.

Gravity premiers October 4 in the US. Will you see it?