You don’t see five minute trailers released every day, but then again, three hour movies aren’t released every day either. We receive both from Cloud Atlas, the latest film from Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run).
As shown in the trailer, the movie follows six sets of stories, and how each story and its characters are connected. That sounds like a movie that could be mishandled quite easily, but it appears that the Wachowskis have managed the adaptation quite well. From the looks of it, the movie will be no holds barred, willing to take its characters to whatever depths needed to tell the story, which adds to the excitment. And it seems like its been forever since we’ve gotten anything from Halle Berry, so it’s great to see her in a project like this. And she has plenty of help, as the film also stars Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Ben Wishaw, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, and Doona Bae.
Cloud Atlas is due out in theaters on October 26.
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.