Cool New 'Cloud Atlas' Image and Concept Art Shows Seoul in 2144
Just before Christmas, we got a bit of an early tease from co-directors Tom Tykwer and Lana & Andy Wachowski in the form of an on-set photo of the final day of shooting their adaptation of Cloud Atlas. The photo featured some recognizable props for fans of the book that each gave a taste of the various worlds in which this story will take place. Now we can take a slightly closer look into one of the film's settings as Han Cinema (via Twitch) has revealed some concept art of Seoul 2144, a futuristic version of the city in Korea, along with an image of star Bae Doona as Sonmi-451, a genetically-engineered fabricant (clone).
It's only concept art so there's no telling just how much the final version of this setting will change, but the design is pretty bad-ass. It's not hard to picture that hover motorcycle from the aforementioned wrap day photo flying around the sky streets of Seoul 2144, and the style of Doona's character seems to fit in with the color scheme and style of the cityscape with the machine guns firing. But no matter how cool these images are, it's going to be the stories in each of these settings that really make this film come alive and hopefully bring the Wackowski siblings back to the forefront of innovation on film.
Cloud Atlas, adapted from David Mitchell's novel by filmmaking trio Tom Tykwer, Andy & Lana Wachowski, stars Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent, all playing multiple roles. The film features six intertwining storylines set in a different times and places that become intricately related to each other, with actors playing roles in each time. Warner Bros will be releasing in the US sometime in 2012, but they're keeping it mostly off the radar.