clips and trailers: Cloud Atlas (2013)3 Comments
I’m looking forward to Cloud Atlas… Not because it’s the latest film from The Wachowskis, their names long lost their cache with me… but because it just sounds… ambitious.
Ambition is something that I think has been sorely lacking in blockbuster film making in recent years… We’ve had a lot of sequels, remakes, reboots and re-imaginings but there’s been little that’s been… new. Until this year really. 2012 hasn’t been a bad year at all for ambition. Not everything has worked out, Disney’s John Carter is proof of some times reaching for the stars can end with you falling flat on your face, Prometheus harshly divided audiences, but there’s have been some fantastic success stories like Avengers Assemble and The Muppets.
Now I know Cloud Atlas is based on a novel, so it’s you can’t count it as particularly original film-making but I’m not talking about original. I’m talking about taking a chance. We’ve had a lot of safe adaptations. The Hunger Games was always going to make money, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was bound to find an audience…
… Cloud Atlas isn’t a safe bet. It’s a strange book. 6 interwoven stories spanning time across the 19th century to a post-apocalytic future. Some called it unfilmable… Filming an unfilmable novel? Well what is that if not ambitious? I can’t wait to see what they’re going to do with it.
release date: 22 February 2013 (UK & IRL) / 26 October 2012 (US)
directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
writers: David Mitchell (novel), Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy
genre: drama, mystery, sci-fi
running time: 172 mins
Official Facebook page: facebook.com/CloudAtlasMovieUK
Video clips available
Cloud Atlas trailer #1
Cloud Atlas trailer #2 – Extended
Cloud Atlas featurette #1 – A Multitude of Drops
Cloud Atlas featurette #2 – Connected
Cloud Atlas featurette #3 – Bringing Cloud Atlas to Life
Cloud Atlas featurette #4 – An Actor’s Dream
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