Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski bring their epic adaptation of Cloud Atlas to the big screen at the end of the month in the US, entering as a contender in the coming awards season following its world premiere at TIFF last month – you can read our review here.
The film is an immense blockbuster, one of the best of the year, and with its release just two weeks away, Warner Bros. have just released a new TV spot.
““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.
The impeccable ensemble cast is topped by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, with each taking multiple roles across its different storylines, traversing time and space.
Jim Sturgess and Doona Bae, in particular, give incredible performances, and are definitely sure to be talked about in the coming months.
The Wachowskis and Tykwer are directing from their own script, having adapted the original best-selling acclaimed novel by David Mitchell.
Cloud Atlas will be released on 26th October in the US in regular and IMAX theatres. Here in the UK, we’ll be catching it in the New Year, on 22nd February, but it is very much worth the wait, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it again. In the meantime, here’s the latest TV spot to give you a taste of the epic scale of this impressive blockbuster. Enjoy.