Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski bring their big-screen adaptation of David Mitchell’s best-selling novel, Cloud Atlas, to theatres in the US later this month, marking an extraordinary achievement for the filmmakers, adapting a novel previously thought impossible to adapt.
I saw the film at its TIFF debut and loved it – you can read our review here – and can’t wait to see it again.
With its North American release right around the corner, Warner Bros. have released an excellent new TV spot for the film, and with it comes a preview of the score via Amazon, and a handful of images via FilmoFilia.
““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 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 give particularly incredible performances, and are definitely sure to be talked about in the coming months.
The Wachowskis and Tykwer are directing from their own script, with Tykwer helming the second, third, and fourth time periods, and Lana and Andy directing the first, fifth, and sixth.
And the soundtrack, which is due to arrive in the US on 23rd October, has been scored by Tywker himself, alongside Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil. The first track, Prelude: The Atlas March, is especially beautiful.
Cloud Atlas will be released in the US in regular and IMAX theatres on 26th October. Here in the UK, we have a little while longer to wait, with its release set for 22nd February, 2013, but it is most definitely worth the wait. For now, here are all the new things from the film, and to listen to the score preview, you can head over to Amazon here. Enjoy.