QuickClick: Halle Berry and Tom Hanks Attempt to Describe the Epic Cloud Atlas
10.16.12 by Ryan
The first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas clocked in at 5 and a half minutes, basically because, as directors Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) explained, the movie is "hard to describe." As Tom Hanks explains in a new featurette for Cloud Atlas, the movie "is going to have a scope that's bigger than anything I've ever seen." So we guess they weren't kidding when they said it was hard to describe.
Based on the acclaimed novel by British author David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas is an ensemble drama that spans the past, present and future as it follows six interconnected stories that requires the cast to play multiple characters. As Hanks says in the featurette, the movie's ambition is "an unique, one-of-a-kind, deep throw, far out into the cosmos, that was going to have to be a bullseye." Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, and Hugo Weaving do their best to describe the movie in the video, which is filled with footage from the movie. "It's been a once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Halle Berry, which still doesn't exactly describe it, but seems fitting considering the look of the movie.
Adapted by the directors, Cloud Atlas co-stars Keith David, Jim Sturgess, and Jim Broadbent.