Ohhh, Look…Cloud Atlas Directors Attempt To Describe 'Cloud Atlas'

The Wachowski’s, Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) have sci-fi and action running through their veins. Two of their most high profile films show the inherent passion and lengths they go to when committing to a project. The Matrix trilogy was, in short, a benchmark in film history and a game changer to say the very least. Then came Speed Racer. While loved by some and loathed by others it still had merit and notable high points (like the race sequences) even if most people liken it to being hit by a rainbow with a mean right hook. But if there’s one thing the siblings have down pat, it’s spectacle.

Anyway, for years the secretive and seclusive siblings have been working on the Herculean adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. We saw the near 6:00 trailer a few days ago and, in short, it blew people away (it’s below if you missed it). But for those of you interested, here’s the a more expositional and humorous video where we see the trio of directors (Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski) take a stab at explaining Cloud Atlas and its journey to the screen. Enjoy…

So there you have it, Cloud Atlas will be a genre bending, multi-faceted story weaving different stories spanning hundreds of years is possibly going to be the biggest movie ever…move over Avatar! Starring Halle Berry and Tom Hanks (as multiple characters) the trio of directors also snagged some heavy-weight and top-drawer talent for this adaptation including Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Jim Sturgess.

For those of you who missed it, here’s the above mentioned 6 minute trailer. For a film that’s almost 3 hours long, a longer than normal trailer is actually necessary to help prepare you for what we’re gonna see this Fall. Prepare to have your mind blown!

Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski have their project so steeped in secret that it might come as a shock that Cloud Atlas is coming out THIS year. Yes, for a film that is less than 3 months away I applaud them for just now releasing anything about the project (well aside from what was shown at Comic-con that is) including these amazing looking IMDb pictures.

For those of you who have been patiently waiting, Cloud Atlas will hit theaters this Fall on October 26th, 2012. What do you think about this??

  • Andrew Crump

    This thing looks huge. Sprawling, time-spanning, mind-bending, and just plain breathtaking. I don’t see how I can avoid seeing this flick; maybe it’ll be just a giant, bloated, non-cohesive mess, but if it works, it may end up being one of the best movies of the year without a whole lot of conversation.