Based on a 2004 novel by David Mitchell, the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas is the latest film from The WachowskiSiblings (The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer) and their co-writer-director Tom Twyker (Run Lola Run). One look at this new trailer and it’s clear that this will be yet another mindbending journey filled with excitement and thrills. The visuals are stunning and the story couldn’t be any more expansive and ambitious as it moves through periods in time (from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future) and deals with how people affect each other’s lives. The actors also got to play multiple characters, genders and ethnicities through the use of makeup and CGI. Even if you’re a film fan that is usually into more reality based cinema you can’t deny the wonderous adventure aspect is incredibly intriguing.
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Cloud Atlas is a German-US co-production and is considered to be the most expensive German film to date. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant. It will be released in US theaters October 26, 2012.