Full Theatrical Trailer for The Wachowskis' and Tykwer's 'Cloud Atlas'

September 6, 2012
Source: Apple

Cloud Atlas Trailer

"I can't explain, but I knew when I opened that door…" How do you condense the brilliance and beauty of that six-minute trailer into only two-and-a-half minutes? Time to find out. Warner Bros has just debuted the full theatrical trailer for Cloud Atlas, co-directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, featuring six storylines and a cast that plays various roles in all of them. There's a few glimpses of new footage, but for the most part it seems they're saving the best for the actual theatrical experience, which is the way it should be. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent & Hugo Weaving in Cloud Atlas below.

Here's the full theatrical trailer for the Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's Cloud Atlas, in high def 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. Thoughts?

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I'm seeing it at Toronto!

clinteastwoodscloset on Sep 6, 2012


I hope all of you read the amazing Wachowski Brothers profile in this week's issue of The New Yorker. After being totally under the radar for years, this is the first real detailed interview with them in a very, very long time. Interestingly enough, absolutely not one mention of "Speed Racer!"

Drew Kerr on Sep 6, 2012



Quanah on Sep 6, 2012


Really, is everyone just looking at the visuals or the story itself. The whole story already looks like one confusing mess in a whole, nothing seems right about it at all. I mean really some books should stay as books and never be adapted. There's a clear reason for that, in books you have pages to explain not minutes. In books you have more clear words to describe not a fast paced written script. I'm just guessing everyone's just looking at the special effects and visuals alone saying it's going to be great...yeah look at Avatar when that happened. It may have made it's own big money but you have to admit it was a sure downplayed story.

WiseBoy on Sep 6, 2012


There isn't an Avatar book.

Dustin Fuston on Sep 6, 2012


NotSoWise, this doesnt look confusing at all, I think the trailer does a good job of explaining what the movie is roughly about.. thats all we really need. And although U may be right about some books not translating well into a movie, your analogy to Avatar is a bad one since Avatar was not a book.

Tester on Sep 6, 2012


Right on Tester. And having read the book I think the film actually takes some of the subtleties and lays them out right in front of you. Not saying it's bad or good without seeing the film but just that it may be a shortcut in lieu of time

rocky728 on Sep 6, 2012


Btw, forgot to say that I think it looks amazing. Film is a visual medium so there's nothing wrong if that's what first attracts you to a film. That's step one in getting you to the theater, after that it's up to the actors and director to win you over

rocky728 on Sep 6, 2012


I used Avatar because people are stupid enough to judge shit based on visual effects like your so god damn stupid enough to judge my comment without reading it. It doesn't explain anything it's light show with fancy colors are you mentally unstable that you like color in your life so much. Well listen here you vegetable I am wise enough to know right from wrong so don't give me that crap!

WiseBoy on Sep 6, 2012


Hmmm, I think we just did.

97point6 on Sep 6, 2012


I hear what you're saying, but when you say people are stupid enough to judge based on visuals, isn't that exactly what you're doing? You watched the trailer, saw a whole lot of visually appealing shots, and assumed this movie is nothing more than eye candy. Give it a chance man. Of course books usually don't transfer well to film, but it does happen, and this could definitely be one of the exceptions. Sure, it looks beautiful, but the story sounds damned intriguing to me, and I wouldn't want the whole story laid out in one trailer.

grimjob on Sep 6, 2012


I JUDGE YOU. I read your comment and well...its stupid. The movie looks interesting. I will go see it just to see how they adapt the story lines into something cohesive. It is a massive challenge to find characters to care about, but the trailer makes it look possible.

Systm on Sep 6, 2012


this is either going to be absolutely horrible or it's going to blow my mind... I don't see there being a middle ground

rickvanr on Sep 6, 2012


Inception 2.0

TheRagingCajun on Sep 6, 2012


Doubt it.

Norbert P. Korzus on Sep 10, 2012


Inception. Was just bleeeeeeeeeeh

Carpola on Sep 10, 2012


I still don't know what this movie is about, but somehow that makes me all the more intrigued to watch it on the big screen.

Mithun Divakaran on Sep 6, 2012


Holy hell this looks incredible.

grimjob on Sep 6, 2012


Its a story about ones soul i would think...

Steve on Sep 6, 2012


Saying it now so I can gloat when Im right, movie will bomb.

Brian Sleider on Sep 6, 2012


My Gawd....

DAVIDPD on Sep 6, 2012


im so excited for this, i love everything the Wachowskis are involved in

DoomCanoe on Sep 6, 2012


Even Speed Racer?

max on Sep 6, 2012


Speed Racer was greaaaaaaaaat,

Carpola on Sep 10, 2012


ok ive read the comments but can we ever move on to new and amazing stories if we dont even you really want to see the same movie done over and over again every decade..........i certainly don't and i applaud filmmakers and actors who want to out there just a little and stretch our minds.......sure sometimes they fail but when they get it right boy do they get it right............a little film called 'Bladerunner' comes to mind, universally panned at the time, it may just be the greatest sci fi flic please think before you pan something on a two minute trailer without good reason.......

LBR on Sep 6, 2012


Amazing cinematography, acting looks very good, but in terms of writing I can't help worrying that it's going to be a bunch of contrived shallow BS. Also, with 6 story lines, I don't see how it could possibly be less than 3 hours. And unless you have James Cameron or hobbits, that is usually a very dangerous thing.

Waffles on Sep 6, 2012


I love everything about it...everything...except for Weaving's Asian make-up. Its preposterous!

Xerxexx on Sep 6, 2012


Come on! Weavings make up looks ridiculous!

Xerxexx on Sep 6, 2012


I'm sold! Although I already was sold on the even more effective 6 minute "trailer". But this shorter one does a good job of condensing it further, even if I wish it ended like the longer trailer.

HyperJ on Sep 6, 2012


looks lame

Southlander on Sep 6, 2012


Actors doing transgender roles... FAIL. Bad enough the trans-ethnic make up.

Kyle Robinson on Sep 6, 2012



Xerxexx on Sep 6, 2012


dropping acid oct 26 😀

redskulllives on Sep 6, 2012

34 Remember the trailer for the Matrix? So much story to cover we wondered how it was all going to fit in one movie. I get the same vibe watching this trailer. I will make time to see this but I have been let down by the Wachowski's in the past. I have high hopes for this one though.

cinemabandit on Sep 6, 2012


jobbing movie for 1 who indulges. innit.

bassmonsta on Sep 7, 2012


The only "flaw" I can see, is some of the actor choices; but they will not irritate me after 5-10mins. Then I think I am in for 1 hell of a ride, this looks like another milestone picture from the Wachowski siblings.

David Banner on Sep 7, 2012


The problem with novels adaptations is what to do first, read the book or watch the movie. The first you do can be amazing, the second, boring.

Marcelo on Sep 7, 2012


Looks great, hopefully following the storylines don't get too overwhelming or confusing.

Marc Callado on Sep 7, 2012


The music sounds amazing

TOONFED on Sep 7, 2012


I preferred this trailer to the gigantic one. I'm not sure I even saw the trailer for the Matrix before I watched that. This looks good.

Carpola on Sep 10, 2012


That looks so fcuked up it's a must see.

ek on Sep 14, 2012

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