Spectacularly Ambitious 6-Minute Extended Trailer for The Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas

Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas (2012) Movie Image

Go figure, “Cloud Atlas”, the new movie from the Wachowskis and German director Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”), is due in theaters later this year. You wouldn’t know that given how little you’ve seen of the film until, well, yesterday, when a slew of images were release. And today brings a 6-minute extended “First Look” trailer for the film that is, without a doubt, stunning. You can clearly see that the Wachowskis and Tykwer are going for one ambitious, visually and narratively speaking, movie. You gotta wonder how long the film is, though, given how much is crammed into this trailer. There’s also a Director’s Commentary video from the filmmakers that talks about what they’re going for. In a word, it’s complicated.

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.

The big cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Keith David, James D’Arcy, Götz Otto, Zhu Zhu, Doona Bae, and Xun Zhou.

Rising October 26, 2012.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    This looks absolutely AMAZING. Despite it’s shortcomings, I love the Matrix trilogy and Speed Racer had its moments (it did give us our first ninja fight feat. Rain). And Twyker’s Perfume is one of my favorite films. Really looking forward to seeing how this plays out in its entirety……

  • Lexavi80

    Check out Hugh Grant on the 02:44 minute. I can’t believe it’s him!!!

    If done well, this could actually be very cool and interesting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

      The big berserker with the war paint?!?! THAT’s Hugh Grant??? Really???

  • Urizen

    This looks amazing! The Wachowskis are some of my favorite directors. In my opinion the Matrix Trilogy is a misunderstood masterpiece on par with films like 2001. Speed Racer, while featuring some amazing action sequences and cinematography, was hampered by the silliness of the source material. THIS looks like a worthy follow up to the most ambitious sci-fi trilogy of all time.

  • BelmontHeir

    This film looks pretty breath-taking and emotionally powerful. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen. I hope it’s receiving an IMAX release.

  • Thecrow77

    I dunno. Visually it looks good, but the whole story looks kinda boring to be quite honest.

  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    It’s reminescent of Wong Kar Wai’s 2046? Has the same vibe to it.

  • Crazydude

    If they try to fit all of this in a 2 hour movie, I will murder their toenails while they sleep.