Concept Art and First Still Image from The Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas
12.29.11 by BJSprecher
It's been extremely quiet on the Cloud Atlas front since the sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International) went into production in Glasgow, Scotland, and Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, in September. Other than the "spy" photos of Hugo Weaving and Halle Berry on the set in Glasgow, the only thing we've seen or heard about the movie since production began is the production photo featuring the trio of directors that apparently includes several key props from each of the movie's six interconnected storylines. Now, however, Korean movie site HanCinema has posted online two gorgeous pieces of concept art and a still image from the movie that features South Korean actress Doo-na Bae (The Host) as Sonmi-451, a clone living in dystopian Seoul, Korea, in 2144.
Cloud Atlas is based on David Mitchell's award-winning 2004 sci-fi novel of the same name. Here's the official movie synopsis.
An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.
The cast of Cloud Atlas includes Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Keith David, Ben Whishaw Tom Hanks, and Susan Sarandon. The movie does not yet have a release date, but it is aimed at an October 2012 opening.