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IN THE WORKS: Genre-Bending 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation Shows Future Seoul

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood December 28, 2011 at 4:43AM

It looks like David Mitchell's ambitious, narrative-jumping, multi-era novel "Cloud Atlas" has sparked some equally experimental concept art for its film adaptation.
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Cloud Atlas

It looks like David Mitchell's ambitious, narrative-jumping, multi-era novel "Cloud Atlas" has sparked some equally experimental concept art for its film adaptation.  TwitchFilm released the initial art for the film, which shows the Seoul of the future, the site of one of many interweaving narratives in "Cloud Atlas."

While it may push the edge of narrative form, the film features a safe roster of stars including Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, and Susan Sarandon. (Hanks was filming "Cloud Atlas" in Europe during most of the promo duties on "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.") German director Tom Tykwer ("Run Lola Run") adapted the novel, and Andy and Lana Wachowski ("Matrix" trilogy)  are co-writing and co-directing the project.

For the first image of the film, the Playlist showed the publicity-shy Wachowskis posing with the author, as well as a strange assortment of ephemera, including a hover craft and a grand piano. Hopefully all of this will make some sense after the film is released in theaters on October 26, 2012.

This article is related to: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, IN THE WORKS, Sci-fi, Books


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