If you’re like me when you first heard about this Cloud Atlas thing your first thought was “Wait, what?”. Have no fear party people. Warner Bros. has released a new featurette which gives us a better look into what Cloud Atlas is about.
As an avid movie fan I try to look for films that are not reboots or basically just craptastic money grabs. That being said when there is something that can grab your attention or make you ask “what the hell is going on there?”, I’m usually hooked. Sometimes that can be a huge let down (coughPrometheuscough) but that’s the risk I take as an avid movie fan. Although I have not read the book I am intrigued by the many things I’ve heard about this movie and the story. This featurette should help answer some questions for you in case you had that “Wait, what?” moment going on when you initially saw the trailer.
From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski comes the powerful and inspiring epic “Cloud Atlas,” based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell.
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn.
As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Everything is connected.
The film is written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski. The Wachowskis previously teamed as writers/directors of the groundbreaking “Matrix” trilogy; Tom Tykwer won an Independent Spirit Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination as the director/writer of “Run Lola Run,” and more recently directed the award-winning thriller “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.”
Cloud Atlas opens in theaters October 26, 2012.