THE MOVIE: Based on David Mitchell’s 2004 book of the same name, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
Cloud Atlas is directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International) and The Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy). It stars Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, David Gyasi, Zhou Xun, Doona Bae and David Mitchell. The film has a release date set for October 26, 2012.
Updates: Bayformers’ Hugo Weaving, Layer Cake’s Ben Whishaw, and X-Men’s Halle Berry have been added to the cast. Dark Horizons notes that The Host’s Bae Doona has been added to the cast as a waitress rebel…(?!) It appears that Tom Tykwer is working on the period elements, while the Wachowskis are involved with the sci-fi elements. 21′s Jim Sturgess has been added to the cast. Mickey Blue Eyes’ Hugh Grant has been added to the cast. Since no one else is going for it, OMG! Yahoo or whatever has a pic of Berry decked out in 70s threads. Extended details on how Bae Doona got her part. Master and Commander’s James D’Arcy has been added to the cast. THR reports that Cloud Atlas is in the can. Totally missed this, but AICN linked a photo and concept art for the movie.
The first trailer for Cloud Atlas is now available. The Daily Blam! has four new images from the film. Watch the new trailer. Interesting stuff. Check out the new poster. Check out a new set of Cloud Atlas banners and two new TV spots, courtesy of Rope of Silicon.
Deadline reports that Andy & Lana Wachowski are no longer press shy and are promoting the f**k out of Cloud Atlas. They have renamed themselves “Wachowski Starship,” which is probably in reference to the 70′s band, Jefferson Starship. They used to be known as The Wachowski Brothers, before Lana’s operation, then they became The Wachowski’s.
BREAKING NEWS: Enjoy 75 new images and a featurette. Courtesy of Rope of Silicon.