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Extended Cloud Atlas Trailer Arrives
Plus a directors' commentary

26 July 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Intriguing doesn't come close to capturing the swirl of mystery around Cloud Atlas. Not only have Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer adapted the seemingly unadaptable in David Mitchell's multi-genre Matryoshka doll of a book, but they've done it with actors playing multiple roles in a variety of weird and wonderful locations and time periods. A dazzling new five-minute trailer is now online for your viewing pleasure.

 

Also on Apple is an added bonus commentary from directors Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski.

And, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, there are closer looks at two of the film's characters: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry as a tribesman and a technologically-advanced future-being in a post-apocalyptic Pacific, and Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw in 1930s Belgium as a composer and his young apprentice, Robert Frobisher.



“We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters,” Lana Wachowski tells EW. “Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years.”



Cloud Atlas lands in the UK in 2013.

Image Credits: Jay Maidment

 


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Your Comments

Incredible
I've always put off reading the novel, but watching this trailer makes we want to read the book right now, amazing, this film looks as ambitious as it is breathtaking. We haven't seen anything quite like this for a long time and probably won't for a long time to come, opening night for me off the back of this trailer. More

Posted by Dave25 at 18:51 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Never read the book and now that I've seen this amazing trailer I really want to read it now! It's a big concept to get across to the uninitiated so I can see why the trailer is so long. More

Posted by keaneye at 14:25 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Most ambitious trailer I've seen in a while
Like someone wrote previously...the film can potentially be great, its visuals look absolutely stunning, but Cloud Atlas is a complicated book..let's just hope the directors know how to handle the plot, otherwise it'll just be one beautiful, narrative mess. The visuals of it alone will be enough to make me watch it though, really haven't seen anything like this in a while. More

Posted by Natalie Chao at 03:08 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

Intriguing. It's either gonna be absolutely awful or utterly utterly brilliant. More

Posted by SiD300 at 23:52 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Ha ha i saw it already cos i'm awesome
They've actually done a pretty good job. More

Posted by apocalypso at 17:18 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Ha ha i saw it already cos i'm awesome
They've actually done a pretty good job. More

Posted by apocalypso at 17:09 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Ha ha i saw it already cos i'm awesome
They've actually done a pretty good job. More

Posted by apocalypso at 17:08 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Whyyyyyy?????
It's being released in October for crying out loud. I think it's time to release a trailer. If you're going to act like this, warner, why don't you just buy me a bottle of scotch and a hand gun so I can blow my freaking head off! More

Posted by Jack The Green at 15:09 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: WB Sucks
you have to immediately give the makers six stars for taking a crack at filming the near-impossible; that said,www.avufo.info/g.gif More

Posted by cooksgushi at 15:04 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

WB Sucks
Warner Brothers should leave the trailer up. It's great buzz for the movie. More

Posted by bamamike at 14:02 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

oh dear...
getting a distinct "southland tales" vibe from this..... More

Posted by andytd at 11:11 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Although this has unmitigated fiasco written across it, you have to immediately give the makers six stars for taking a crack at filming the near-impossible; that said, like David Cronenberg & David Lynch, it takes madness to make madness work, and considering the brilliant maniacs involved, it might just come off. Also worth adding that, (following on from 'Extremely Loud') very-very interesting new career phase for Tom Hanks at a point when he could be consolidating his status with 'Saf More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 10:45 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Cloudy with a chance of Oddballs
Ok, so yes it does look stunning. But how on Earth are they going to squeeze all these layers/stories/timelines into a film that isn't 8 hours long? I just can't see it working. More

Posted by GunnerGeezer at 10:30 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Reminds me of 'Mr. Nobody'
I love these mind-bending films which make you work to get what the hell's going on. I'll definitely check it out... More

Posted by ronniem at 10:25 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Longest trailer ever
Am I in for a six hour movie when I watch this? More

Posted by madhat1 at 10:23 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

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