Futuristic Concept Art Revealed for The Wachowskis' CLOUD ATLAS
Published: December 27, 2011 - 2:57pm
Halle Barry, Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, and Jim Sturgess star in the film adaptation of the David Mitchell novel that spans thousands of years and genres.
A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.
The Wachowskis co-directed Cloud Atlas with Tom Tykwer (The International). Warner Bros. will handle Northern America distribution while Focus Features takes on international business for the film that is currently in post production.
Starring Halle Barry, Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, and Jim Sturgess, Cloud Atlas is tentatively scheduled for theatrical release in October 2012.