Warner Bros. is ramping up marketing for the Wachowskis’ and Tom Tykwer’s new genre-bending film Cloud Atlas. The studio has released plenty of high definition images, concept art, and an epic six-minute International trailer. Now they’re serving up a shorter, North American theatrical trailer for Cloud Atlas that is pleasing to the eye and with a score that’s calming to the soul. Check out the trailer below:
The dazzling visuals from the longer international trailer were breathtaking and awe-inspiring. So it was smart to take a musical route with the new theatrical trailer. Hopefully the score in the trailer is the same score in the movie because it blends the different genres, time periods, and ideas of Cloud Atlas into one cohesive piece of cinema. It will be interesting to see how the score will be used to help glue together all of the film’s disparate elements.
The filmmakers of Cloud Atlas have been on a tear in Hollywood, most notably the Wachowskis. Lana and Andy Wachowski have been notorious for keeping a low profile and remaining secretive about their filmmaking process ever since The Matrix in 1999. It’s refreshing to see the siblings being so open about Cloud Atlas and candid about their personal lives. Maybe we’ll see Tom Tykwer participate in the promotion of the film, since I’m sure many are interested to hear what he has to say about the project.
Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout time. The film features actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, and Bae Doona. The actors will also be playing different roles, genders, and ethnicities throughout the film.
Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th. You can check out the earlier, six-minute trailer right here.