Pour yourself a cup of tea and fluff up your cushions, dear reader, because you’re in for a lengthy trailer. We always knew that an adaptation of David Mitchell’s sprawling meditation on life, death and rebirth would require a lengthy film to fit it all in – and sure enough, the trailer for Cloud Atlas hints at a gigantic, epoch-spanning movie.
It’s a starry adaptation, too, with Tom Hanks appearing in a bewildering variety of hats, wigs and glasses, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw and Halle Berry among the recognisable faces. At five minutes, the trailer does a good job of hitting some of the key scenes from the book, though how it’ll all coalesce into one coherent movie is anyone’s guess.
There really are some handsome looking visuals in here, though – as you’d expect from a movie directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola, Run) and the Wachowskis (the Matrices).
Cloud Atlas is scheduled for release in the UK on the 10th October.