Cloud Atlas Extended Theatrical Trailer
Based on the book by David Mitchell, his third novel, a work of mind-bending imagination and scope.
A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.
In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity’s dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
Cloud Atlas is a German-American science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has multiple plots set across six different eras, which Mitchell described as “a sort of pointillist mosaic.”
The official synopsis describes it as “an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.” Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent lead an ensemble cast.
The film was produced by Grant Hill, Stefan Arndt, the Wachowskis, and Tykwer. During four years of development, the project met difficulties securing financial support; it was eventually produced with a $102 million budget provided by independent sources, making it one of the most expensive independent films of all time. Production began in September 2011 at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany.
Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw
Screenplay by: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski
Production Design by: Hugh Bateup, Uli Hanisch
Cinematography by: Frank Griebe, John Toll
Film Editing by: Alexander Berner, Claus Wehlisch
Costume Design by: Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Set Decoration by: Rebecca Alleway, Peter Walpole
Music by: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date. October 26, 2012