FIRST LOOK

End of Production Set Photo for the Wachowski's 'Cloud Atlas' Debuts

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December 21, 2011
Source: Empire

Tom Tykwer, Lana & Andy Wachowski

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.

Cloud Atlas End of Production Photo

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.

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  • Big Boss
    I want that blue speeder. Stat.
  • Legandaryedition
    The balloons are from Papa Songs, the McDonalds style restaurant one of the characters works at. 
  • Manuel
    Amusing.
  • Anonymous
    tom hanks, hugo weaving, and jim sturgess.........i'm definitely ready for this just because of these guys!
  • Pandorim
    another childish style, speed racers movie
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      You're joking right... Do you KNOW what this book is? The stories it tells? This is one small photo from a massive amount of sets and you're claiming that already? You have no idea...
    • Fnord
      Yeah this is nothing like Speed Racer. Also just for the record what is wrong with SR anyway?
      • Mario
        I'll tell you whats wrong with SR. Nothing. Hell of a fun movie.
  • Amanda
    Most amusing thing in this project is watching a hermaprodite director! ;))))
  • Blah
    A new film by the Wachowski brother and sister?
    • http://the72pins.com DaftBot
      Larry Wachowski got a sex change years ago... 
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, watch it.  The douchecanoes on here will eat you alive for not knowing that little tidbit. I learned that the hard way last article.
  • Chjapa
    Amazing book. One of the best fiction books I have ever read. Hope the film is as good.

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