End of Production Set Photo for the Wachowski's 'Cloud Atlas' Debuts
Take a good look, here's your first image at a potential game-changer for 2012 - the new Wachowski movie. Empire has posted a on-set photo of the final day of shooting, the "wrap-day" photo taken for Cloud Atlas, which just finished production in Germany. The photo shows co-directors Tom Tykwer with siblings Lana & Andy Wachowski on a set with greenscreen, surrounded by props. It's also somewhat of a big tease for those who've read David Mitchell's novel that this is based on, as all of the props should be recognizable from the stories. This is still an odd, but fascinating first look/tease for a movie that I'm very excited about!
Here's the image as posted from Empire (click below for slightly higher res). They're surrounded by the producers (not sure of names) and author David Mitchell (seated in back). More info on the props below.
So what's around them? Empire says: a pair of Chatham Island totems, a piano belonging to composer Vyvyan Ayrs from the "Letters from Zedelghem" chapters, some "dystopian gadgetry from near-future Korea, and a cart that we're guessing gets used to carry post-apocalyptic veggies around Hawaii." Do they mean that jet thing? There's also the VW Beetle, in a green color instead of orange like in the book, owned by journalist Luisa Rey (being played by Halle Berry) from her 1970's story. But what of those balloons?
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.