Cloud Atlas, in case you haven’t heard of it yet, is an upcoming (allegedly) epic Adventure/Drama written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. The film is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell (the author, not the comedian). With an ensemble cast to cover the film’s multiple story lines, Cloud Atlas is currently scheduled to be released on October 26, 2012.
Here’s the really long trailer:
Here’s the official synopsis:
“An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.”
I tend to joke about trailers which are different, but I actually really like the look of this, and the sheer ambition that it demonstrates gives me hope for other films of its kind. It’s truly unique, and as complicated as a Steven Hawking documentary on black holes. I expect that it won’t do well in terms of money, but I hope it will be good for cult status as that really long movie that confused most who watch it, that’s all I ask.
Got a butt load of images for you now which range from wow! to really?
The film might be a new experience for some of these actors as each one has to play multiple roles, and as you just saw many different races and even futuristic people. This will either be fun in the bun, or be too much to handle we will soon be able to decide for ourselves this October. There’s been a little bit of debate over the length of the film, but it has now been confirmed as 160 minutes, which is interesting because it was apparently 230 minutes long – which is a significant cut for the new time and I hope it doesn’t affect the film negatively.
So finally what are your thoughts? Did you like the book? Do you think this adaptation will be as good as the book? Or, do you think it will ruin it like so many adaptation have before? All views are welcome.