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The Wachowski's Cloud Atlas Trailer Is Epic in Scale and Short on Slo-Mo Bullets

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 26, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 26, 2012 |


Hey! I read the David Mitchell book upon which this movie was based, and it was really good. What I don’t understand is how the Wachowskis and co-director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) will merge thematically similar, but disparate six short stories with different characters and time periods into a coherent film. The five-minute trailer offers clues, and suggest that this whole thing is either going to be one massively amazing film or a gangly unwieldy mess. It has a great cast — Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon — and excellent source material. I just fear that that source material is not adaptable to film.

The Wachowskis have only made two movies in the last decade — The Matrix Reloaded and Speed Racer — and neither were particularly well received. One would imagine there’s a lot riding on this movie, which opens on October 26th.

Grab some popcorn and hang out for a while. This trailer is long.

(Via JoBlo)



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