‘Cloud Atlas’ New Images Promise Visually Stunning World

The Wachowskis are sure to take us on one interesting ride when “Cloud Atlas” hits theaters on October 26, and now we finally get a tease at what that ride will look like.

Entertainment Weekly has some new looks at the project that tease some of the storylines that are present in the movie. One image features Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in a sci-fi plot from the film, while another shows Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw in one comedic story offshoot.

Up until now, we’ve only seen spoiler-free photos and concept art that don’t give us much of a sense of the movie. Adapted from David Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same name, “Cloud Atlas” will weave together six different storylines that take place over many time periods for one overall narrative. Similarly challenging is the way that the Wachowskis had each of their stars play different characters in each of the six storylines. If you couldn’t tell, we’re excited for this movie.

In the picture of Hanks and Berry, Hanks plays a man who meets an emissary from another planet, played by Berry. Hanks’ character doesn’t look like he’s doing too well for himself, but by the way he’s holding Berry’s we can guess that there is something developing between the two of them. Broadbent and Whishaw’s story is about a composer (Broadbent) and his apprentice (Whishaw), and is described by EW as a “darkly comic yarn.”

“We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters,” Lana Wachowski said in an interview with the magazine. “Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years.”

“Cloud Atlas” was co-directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. In addition to Berry, Hanks, Broadbent and Whishaw, the movie also stars Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess and James D’Arcy.

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