With visionaries like Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix Trilogy) all directing different portions of the film, it's no surprise that the debut trailer for Cloud Atlas is one of the most challenging we have seen in quite a while. Taking place in a world where the actions of one person can have incalculable consequences on the past, present, and future, this movie looks to astound us both visually and intellectually.
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, and plenty of others, Cloud Atlas is simply amazing to look at, even though we don't quite know what is going on. And for a six-minute trailer, this footage does very little to shed light on what will actually happen in this film. But in a world where movies are spoiled months in advance, maybe that's a good thing.
So don't worry if you're confused; just sit back and immerse yourself in the world that the talent involved in this production has created here.
Cloud Atlas hits theaters on October 26.