Cloud Atlas Trailer
The trailer for Cloud Atlas has hit the web today, and man, it is something. This is an extended, nearly six-minute trailer that really whets the appetite without giving too much away. Cloud Atlas is directed and written by Andy and Lana Wachowski of The Matrix Trilogy and Tom Tykwer of Run Lola Run. As a big fan of all four of those films, I’ve been eagerly awaiting this match made in movie-heaven. And the trailer does not disappoint, as it offers arresting visual scope and some narrative cartwheels. It also gets at some intriguing philosophical underpinnings. The film, based on a novel by David Mitchell, is “an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future.” There’s a possibility that that kind of ambition could translate into an incomprehensible, incoherent mess of a movie, but I’m hoping not. If I understand it correctly, Cloud Atlas tells six stories in different time periods, as the respective narrators “hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.” It stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Ben Wishaw, and Jim Broadbent, among others. It looks like we’re in for a visual feast and something of a head-trip. Cloud Atlas hits theaters October 26. You can find the trailer here: http://themoviebox.net/1499.