It’s been interesting to watch the premise for “Cloud Atlas” be trimmed down into shorter and shorter teasers ever since the movie’s epic six-minute-long trailer debuted back in July. The first TV spot for the movie has now arrived, and it does just as effective a job getting us excited for the movie in 30 seconds as the longer trailers have.
The TV spot comes via the movie’s official Facebook page, and it also heralds some other exciting news about the Wachowskis/Tom Tywker collaboration. Warner Bros. and IMAX announced today that the film will be released in select IMAX theaters as well as regular theaters starting October 26. This is great news for the project, which received good reviews when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Wachowskis consistently create cinematic spectacle, and we’re glad that Warner Bros. has decided to honor this challenging film by putting it in IMAX theaters. “The Matrix” movies and “Speed Racer” were also released in IMAX, but “Cloud Atlas” is a different breed of film than those projects. Hopefully the next Wachowski flick, “Jupiter Ascending,” also gets the same IMAX treatment.
“Cloud Atlas” has one of the most impressive casts of the year, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw and James D’Arcy. Each actor tackles a variety of roles in the movie’s six different storylines. As the film’s official synopsis describes, “Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.”
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