Believe it or not but that six-minute trailer released earlier this year was not the theatrical trailer for Cloud Atlas. Apparently that’s a trailer fit for a movie connoisseur not the general movie going public. They get this regular ‘ole two-minute trailer. Good luck understanding what’s going on with four minutes less trailer.
This is far a more condensed presentation of Cloud Atlas and therefor it’s more difficult to grasp at what’s going on. But, I will say the ambitious nature is still intriguing and that does come across in this trailer. If you’re even just a little hooked but what you saw here I do suggest checking out the longer cut.
Cloud Atlas 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.
From Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Based on a novel by David Mitchell. Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry,Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, and Bae Doona.
Cloud Atlas releases October 26.