An insane amount of images from the upcoming adaptation of Cloud Atlas has been released. The film comes from writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and early word has been enormously positive. Our own Matt Goldberg considers it one of the best films of the year and notes that it’s “an important film in terms of how it breaks the boundaries of cinema and challenges the audience to cast aside preconceived notions of how genres and narratives have to work.” You can read his full review right here while you patiently await the impeding release date. Here’s hoping audiences spark to what sounds like a very special piece of filmmaking.
Hit the jump to check out over 80 images. The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. Cloud Atlas opens October 26th.
Cloud Atlas, the first movie to be released by the Wachowski Siblings since 2008′s Speed Racer, now has an official domestic release date of October 26th, 2012. The movie will open to international territories in early 2013. The story, adapted from David Mitchell’s best-selling book by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), explores how a person’s actions impact lives across time and space. Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. Hit the jump to read the press release.
The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer are currently working on an adaptation of Cloud Atlas starring Halle Barry, Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, and Jim Sturgess. As someone who has not read the David Mitchell‘s book, it sounds very exciting. Mitchell tells six stories that span multiple continents and centuries. All the actors all playing multiple roles. The Wachowskis are directing one unit, Tykwer is directing a second unit in parallel. It’s all very ambitious stuff, and I am glad the Wachowskis still have the power to get this made after Speed Racer flopped.
The first official image from production on Cloud Atlas has surfaced. I do not understand what’s going on within, but it has readers of the book excited. Hit the jump to check it out.