Multiple Story Lines Proved A Challenge For ‘Cloud Atlas’ Filmmakers

cloud_atlas_1-620x4115Finally in theaters after much anticipation, CLOUD ATLAS is a truly ambitious sci-fi saga that will test the strength of some viewers while totally thrilling others. Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles and connected story lines, the film features performances by TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY, SUSAN SARANDON, JIM BROADBENT, HUGO WEAVING, JIM STURGESS, BEN WHISHAW, KEITH DAVID and DOONA BAE. Based on the best-selling novel by DAVID MITCHELL and collectively directed by co-screenwriters ANDY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER, CLOUD ATLAS proved to carry some interesting challenges. During our recent interview with the filmmakers, they talked about going from page to screen. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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Multiple Themes Fuel Sci-Fi Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’

cloud_atlas_ver6Opening in theaters tomorrow, the multi-tiered science fiction epic CLOUD ATLAS is, hands down, one of the most interesting and thought provoking films of the season and one we expect will garner some attention come awards time. Based on the best-selling novel by DAVID MITCHELL and collectively directed by co-screenwriters ANDY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER, the film features an all-star cast in multiple roles and connected story lines that shift both time and place and provide a real showcase for the likes of TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY, SUSAN SARANDON, JIM BROADBENT, HUGO WEAVING, JIM STURGESS, BEN WHISHAW, KEITH DAVID and DOONA BAE.

With themes open to many interpretations (not the least of which are reincarnation and transgenerational existence), CLOUD ATLAS provides much to think about. During our recent interview, Academy Award-winner SUSAN SARANDON offered her take on reincarnation. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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Oscar Winner Halle Berry Gets Put To The Test In Complex Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’

cloud_atlas_ver2Based on the best-selling novel by DAVID MITCHELL and collectively directed by co-screenwriters ANDY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER, the multi-tiered science fiction epic CLOUD ATLAS is certainly one of the most inventive films of the season and arguably one of the best films of the year. Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles and connected story lines, the film features performances by TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY, SUSAN SARANDON, JIM BROADBENT, HUGO WEAVING, JIM STURGESS, BEN WHISHAW, KEITH DAVID and DOONA BAE.
During our recent interview, Academy Award-winner HALLE BERRY talked about picking a favorite of the six very diverse characters she plays in the film. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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CLOUD ATLAS opens in theaters 10/26

‘Cloud Atlas’ Filmmaker Lana Wachowski Ends Long Absence From The Public Eye

twyker-warchowsliEnding a silence of over twelve years, filmmaker LANA WACHOWSKI (along with collaborator/brother ANDY WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER) sat down yesterday with entertainment reporters to discuss their latest science-fiction epic CLOUD ATLAS. Opening the session by acknowledging their notorious reputation for dodging press junkets and movie promotions, they admitted it was a collection of personal and artistic choices that kept them away from the spotlight. Responding to questions about their decision to meet the press now, LANA was quick to admit feeling a sense of responsibility to the LGBT community and wanted to publicly address questions about her recent sexual reassignment surgery in an effort to reach out to others in a similar situation. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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