A five-minute trailer to the much-anticipated film adaptation of Cloud Atlas, from the writers and directors of the Matrix and featuring a stacked cast, is making the rounds online.
Andy and Lana Wachowski, alongside Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have built a world based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell that is sure to rival psychological thrillers Inception and the sci-fi Matrix trilogy.
Tom Hanks, who stars in the film alongside Halle Barry, Hugo Weaving and Jim Sturgess, carries the trailer’s narrative — teasing at the fantastical, inter-woven story of six individuals at different points through history whose actions have a larger impact on each other.
The trailer showcases outstanding visual effects of epic action scenes and completely simulated worlds — from a tallship floating along the Pacific Ocean to futuristic post-apocalyptic cityscape — that show just what $100 million production budget can buy.
The movie will be released Oct. 26, 2012, but Toronto audiences will get a chance to view it at a special presentation at TIFF in September