Words cannot explain how amazed I am by the trailer for Cloud Atlas.
Brought to you by the Matrix trilogy’s Andy and Lana Wachowski and Run Lola Run’s Tom Tykwer, this film is an adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same name.
Featuring a talented cast of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant, the film is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future. To make things sound more complicated, the film is a kaleidoscopic tale where each cast member plays multiple roles. Split into six stories, the film interweaves its characters’ storylines in an epic tale featuring science-fiction elements while focusing on themes such as love, life and the interconnected nature of existence.
If you’re still confused by the plot of this film, perhaps the gorgeous trailer will make you think otherwise. Set to release on October 26, I particularly love how it doesn’t reveal too much despite its lengthy trailer that lasts a little less than six minutes.
What do you think? I don’t want to start hyping the film, but I won’t be surprised if it gets nominated for a couple of Oscars.