New stills from Tom Twyker’s and the Wachowski’s “Cloud Atlas” have been released. An adaptation of the 2004 novel, the movie features an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving and Susan Sarandon.
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.
In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity’s dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
You can view the entire gallery of stills (from EW) below :