‘Cloud Atlas’ – First Official Images From The Wachowski Film (Update: New TV Spot)
[UPDATE #4] The super-anticipated Cloud Atlas has new nifty TV spot.
[UPDATE #3] Check out the new poster for Cloud Atlas after the jump. “Everything Is Connected”.
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[UPDATE #2] Check out the new theatrical trailer for Cloud Atlas after the jump.
[UPDATE #1] And in no time at all, we have an update with a stunning 5-min trailer. See it for yourself after the jump.
[ORIGINAL] Cloud Atlas, recently announced as part of the TIFF 2012 lineup, has just released some official stills and hopefully a trailer isn’t far behind. Directed by both Andy and Lana Wachowski, as well as Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run), the ambitious project will ”explore how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.”
The stills showcase the immense cast, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving (with red hair), Hugh Grant, James D’Arcy, Susan Sarandon, and Jim Sturgess, among others. Their characters’ lives will be woven together as part of a larger story, lasting thousands of years in the film, which certainly sounds confusing for anyone who hasn’t read the award-winning 2004 novel from author David Mitchell.
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In one word? Cloud Atlas is ambitious. Whether or not it will pay off remains to be seen after its premiere at TIFF. Can the sheer amount of talent behind the film make something coherent out of David Mitchell’s extraordinary novel? Or will it be too much for the average moviegoer to comprehend. With a $100,000,000 budget on their hands, lets hope the Wachowskis have crafted another Matrix (and not another Speed Racer).
Stay tuned for the trailer, which should be popping up any day now.
Source: Movie News