Epic New Trailer, Director’s Commentary and Poster for Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

The first look at Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas, adapted from David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, is online as a whopping 5-minute international trailer. It stars Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Bae Doona and James D’Arcy, all in multiple roles.

According to the back of the book, 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.

Cloud Atlas poster