Cloud Atlas clip: its three directors discuss the movie

Trailer Ryan Lambie 1 Aug 2012 - 07:52

If you want to hear a little more about the making of the forthcoming Cloud Atlas, here’s a great clip of directors Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis discussing the film…

Last week’s Cloud Atlas may have left you impressed at the scope and ambition of the movie, and the sheer length of the trailer, but also perplexed, perhaps, at the amount of stuff going on. If that’s the case, you may be interested to see the clip below, originally shot as an intro to the trailer, in which directors Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis discuss why they chose to make the movie.

It’s light on actual answers – and quite obviously tongue-in-cheek – but diverting nonetheless. “It’s set in the past! And the future! Lots of action! Why keep genres separated?” Are a few of the things you’ll hear in the clip, and it’s heartening to note that the trio don’t shy away from the questions many will have already asked themselves: how can three actors possibly work? Surely it was tricky to get financed? Why was the trailer so unusually long?

“The story was tough to reduce. So we decided to make a really, really long trailer, and just put it out there”, the directors tell us. Cloud Atlas looks complex, strange, and we’re really looking forward to it.

Cloud Atlas is out in October.

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The book is bullshit. A cobbling together of ideas already fleshed out by better writers, loosely tied together under a premise of connectivity. And, admittedly against Hollywood trend, this looks true to the book. David Mitchell is the new Hollywood hack... Watch your back Alex Garland!

"Cloud Atlas looks complex, strange"... are you sure that's not one of the Wachowski siblings you're talking about...?

Give Alex Garland a break dude, he's only the one who's managed to capture the tone and spirit of Judge Dredd successfully for the big screen where many before him have failed...


I think it will be good - from watching the trailer only- but I don't know much about it. Will watch the movie then read the book if it intrigues me enough

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