First Poster and Trailer for Sci-Fi Epic Cloud Atlas Starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry
07.27.12 by BJSprecher
We got our first good look at Cloud Atlas yesterday, when a score of new still images from the upcoming sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) were released online. Now, the first teaser poster has also been released, along with an an awesome, 5-plus minute trailer for the movie.
Why such a long trailer? In an introductory video released along with the trailer, the notoriously camera-shy Wachowskis and Tykwer explain that they felt they needed a "really, really, really long trailer" because the movie — which takes place in many different locations and time periods, with multiple actors playing multiple roles — is both "hard to describe" and "hard to reduce" to a single genre.
Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
To watch the trailer in HD, head over to Apple.
Cloud Atlas is an adaptation of David Mitchell's award-winning 2004 sci-fi novel of the same name. It will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September in advance of its theatrical release on October 26th.