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Cool New 'Cloud Atlas' Image and Concept Art Shows Seoul in 2144

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December 27, 2011
Source: Han Cinema

Cloud Atlas Concept Art

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).

Cloud Atlas Concept Art Seoul 2144 1

Cloud Atlas Concept Art Seoul 2144 2

Cloud Atlas - Bae Doona

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.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

I'd say Seoul was the biggest city i've been to..

Marcus on Dec 27, 2011

2

Do we need a re-make of Blade Runner when we have this??

Marcus on Dec 27, 2011

3

Kewl.

Xerxexx on Dec 27, 2011

4

Can't wait for this!

David Carlin on Dec 27, 2011

5

I was intended to look at the concepts closer and even pressed on them and started to wait for a miracle, but unicorn hasn't arrived. It's "Nothing Was Found!" arrived instead. It works on Han Cinema site, I've looked it up there, but you can fix it as an option to look it here. Cheers!

Artem on Dec 27, 2011

6

Yep, sorry about that, small syntax issue - it's all fixed now. Thanks! 🙂

Alex Billington on Dec 27, 2011

7

That Seoul, 2144 art makes an awesome desktop wallpaper.

rennmaxbeta on Dec 27, 2011

8

Just wait until you see the full rendered scene in the movie in high def... that will be amazing!

Alex Billington on Dec 27, 2011

9

You're welcome!

Artem on Dec 28, 2011

10

Looks like nothing special. Last film, they did left a bad taste in my mouth. Anyone see it? It was called Speed Racer. A total butchering of the original anime. 

KyleRobinson on Dec 28, 2011

11

Speed Racer was great, I think it was just as silly as the anime. It was like a live action cartoon.

Crapola on Dec 28, 2011

12

Ironically I never did care for the original anime... but can't help but watch the movie when it's on. It's one of those "great for it's kind but average as a typical film" movie. Like Sin City or Bad Boys... or The Matrix.

Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011

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