Back in 2004 (waaaaay before I started KO) I read one hell of a good book called “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell. It wasn’t the easiest book in the world to read (watch the trailer posted and you’ll see why) but it IS one of the best I’ve read. Anyways, I was shuffling through IMDB this morning (cause I do lame crap like that on a pretty regular basis) and noticed that they had posted a crazy long trailer for it’s theatrical adaptation! (which is due out in October) And being completely entranced by it’s awesomeness I decided to share it with you. As well as the book details, a list of it’s awards and everything I could find for the movie. So…THIS is what I am waiting for. How about you?
Cloud Atlas – The Book
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.
Man Booker Prize Nominee (2004), Nebula Award Nominee (2005),Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (2005), National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Fiction (2004), The Rooster – The Morning News Tournament of Books (2005)
Cloud Atlas – The Movie
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Directed By: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writing Credits: David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski (screenplay) , Tom Tykwer (screenplay) , Andy Wachowski (screenplay)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Zhu Zhu, Donna Bae, Gotz Otto, Xun Zhou, David Gyasi, Alistair Petrie
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