Andy and Lana Wachowski (the masterminds behind the Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have been working on a film adaptation of David Mitchell‘s novel Cloud Atlas.  Through Entertainment Weekly, we have a ton of pictures for your first peek at how this film is coming along.

Cloud Atlas stars, Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Bae Doona and James D’Arcy and will be in theaters October 26.  The movie will span across 1000 years and each actor will take on multiple roles throughout the 6 stories contained in this one film.  It sounds super interesting; hopefully we’ll have a trailer soon!

Hit the jump for the official synopsis and all the pictures.

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity’s dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Category: Film