Watch: Andy, Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer Introduce 'Cloud Atlas'
"Why keep genres separated?" To follow-up the phenomenal trailer debut this morning, Warner Bros added a featurette for Cloud Atlas on Apple, featuring its three directors—Andy & Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer—talking about the project, their ambitions, the concept behind it, and "how this happened". It starts out rather jokey, but gets better. In the many years I've been running this site, this is the first time I have ever seen the Wachowskis do anywhere near this much public speaking about any of their projects. That said, it is cool to see, especially considering how insanely spectacular that trailer looks. Watch below!
Watch the first introductory featurette on for the Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's Cloud Atlas, via Apple:
Cloud Atlas is the ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel, co-written/directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (Bound, The Matrix, Speed Racer) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International), that features six century-spanning storylines, all using the same actors playing characters across time and space. The film explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. 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. Warner Bros has Cloud Atlas set for release on October 26th. Trailer here.