Watch Now: Breathtaking First Trailer For Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’
Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Nine out of 10 movie trailers contain a lot of spoilers. Consider the first trailer for Cloud Atlas to be the one trailer that doesn’t spoil anything. Yes, the trailer that almost very film enthusiast has have been waiting to see has finally made its debut online, and it is absolutely breathtaking. We also got a fancy little flash player that contains 20 new images from the film. Check it out below.
By all accounts it’s hard to imagine trying to come up with trailer for a movie like Cloud Atlas, since it is based on a story with multiple characters tied together by six generational stories. Yet, it has been done in such a fascinating way, that it doesn’t even spoil the movie. And it all ends with the emotionally fitting Outro by M83.
Directors Tom Tykwer and Andy & Lana Wachowski were tasked with directing a proper adaptation for David Mitchell‘s novel, and by the looks of things they certainly delivered. Visually this movie looks amazing, the images we posted yesterday don’t even begin to compare to how Cloud Atlas will look in the end. Hopefully the dialogue in the film is just as good.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
“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.
Be sure to head to Apple, to see a two-minute intro from the film’s directors. They talk about the complexity of the project and how daunting it was to get the film into development and find a distributor. They also talk about why the length of the trailer is so long. It’s an interesting way to see how this trailer was cut. You might say the way this intro was edited is just as crazy as Cloud Atlas itself.
Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, and Doona Bae and will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. But just in case you cannot make it there, Warner Bros will release the film on October 26th of this year.