Cloud Atlas Extended Six Minute Trailer Hits The Interneton July 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm
Cloud Atlas, the new movie from the Wachowski brothers and Tom Tykwer, debuted an extended six minute trailer on the Web today. Having seen the trailer now, it looks like it will serve up some trippy Inception level cinema, with a storyline that spans across centuries.
Here’s a summary of the novel it’s based on, via io9:
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.
Check out the trailer (for as long as Warner Brothers lets it stay out in the wild) after the jump.
Cloud Atlas hits theaters in the US on October 26, 2012.