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. watch the video >> Posted 10.16.12 by Ryan
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. see the poster and videos >> Posted 07.27.12 by BrentJS
An incredible, five-plus minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas, the new sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), hit the 'net yesterday; however, it apparently was not supposed to be released online yet as it was quickly taken down by most sites. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has released, via EW, a score of official still images from the movie, so you can gaze in wonder at the complex, emotionally-charged sci-fi goodness to come.
Based on David Mitchell's award-winning 2004 sci-fi novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas is comprised of six interconnected storylines, each taking place in different locations and time periods. The impressive cast includes Matrix alum Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Keith David, Doo-na Bae, Ben Whishaw, and Academy Award–winners Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Halle Berry. SEE THE NEW IMAGES >> Posted 07.26.12 by BrentJS
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. see the concept art and still image >> Posted 12.29.11 by BrentJS
Glasgow, Scotland, seems to be the new hot spot for big studio productions. Christopher Nolan shot scenes for The Dark Knight Rises in Glasgow this summer, and the Caledonian city recently doubled as Pittsburgh, PA, during the filming of Marc Forster's World War Z adaptation. Now, Glagow is playing host to Cloud Atlas, a 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). Cloud Atlas started filming last week and already the first "spy" photos have emerged from the set, revealing Hugo Weaving and a be-wigged Halle Berry. more about Cloud Atlas >> Posted 09.19.11 by BrentJS
Tom Hanks is officially set to star in Cloud Atlas, the adaptation of David Mitchell novel comprised of six interconnected stories that span from 1850 to the end of civilization far in the future. Hanks was rumored to appear in the movie last November when Halle Berry spilled that she, Hanks, and Natalie Portman were going to appear in the movie.
Director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International) was originally adapting the book for producers Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix), but Deadline reports that Tykwer and the Wachowskis will write and co-direct the movie. what's Cloud atlas about? >> Posted 04.14.11 by Ryan
Tom Hanks is heading for the Triple Frontier. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon that Hanks will be the first cast member to join Triple Frontier, director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow will re-team with her Academy Award-winning Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for a story about "the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge" and create "la triple frontera," a hotspot for organized crime. With Hanks joining the ranks, that's a lot of Academy Award winners standing around a craft services table, even before the rest of the cast is added. Hanks to move on to cloud atlas? >> Posted 12.01.10 by Ryan
This action-thriller starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, and directed by Tom Tykwer, was pushed backed from an August 2008 release to today.
It's never a good sign when a movie with summer blockbuster potential gets buried in the February movie wasteland. So, is it as bad as the changed release date might lead you to believe? Find out in our review of The International. Posted 02.13.09 by reelz
Everybody's favorite MILF Naomi Watts has no plans to rest on her laurels (or diaper pails or baby binkies or whatever) after the upcoming birth of her baby-to-be with Liev Schreiber.
The very pregnant actress has just signed on to star in The International with Clive Owen, says The Hollywood Reporter. The action thriller about an Interpol agent obsessed with investigating a dodgy banking mogul will be directed by Tom Tykwer (Perfume).
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines has signed on to the Luke Wilson romantic comedy Henry Poole Is Here, about a man who finds out he only has six weeks to live, says Variety. It will be directed by Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies).
And finally, Tim Robbins and Martin Landau have joined Bill Murray in the cast of City of Ember, a quirky story about a town where the only light (from streetlamps) begins to fail. Based on the 2003 novel by Jeanne Duprau, the movie is being shot in Belfast under the direction of Gil Kenan (Monster House), says Variety.
Most importantly, Tom Hanks is one of the producers. Considering that he also executive produced Starter for Ten, Band of Brothers, and Big Love, this can only mean good things. Posted 07.13.07 by reelz