Cloud Atlas. This insanely ambitious looking film is directed by a team of The Wachowskis and Tom Twyker. The Wachowskis, formerly known as the Wachowski Brothers, gave us The Matrix Trilogy. I just learned something that blew my mind, Lana Wachowski, a female(?), was half of the Wachowski Brothers. Am I reading this right? Oh I see now, apparently Larry Wachowski had a full-on sex change to become Lana. I did not know this.
Anyways, Cloud Atlas is based off the book by David Mitchell, and spans centuries. Upon initial inspection, it reminds me of Darron Aronofsky's The Fountain. Atlas stars a lot of actors who were a lot more popular when the Matrix originally came out, like Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Hugh Grant (where has he been?).
Cloud Atlas is due out in theaters on October 26th.
Hit the jump to see some commentary from the directors.
Here is some directors commentary from the Wachowskis, who try to make sense of something that probably shouldn't be. I just hope it's good.