After watching the first trailer for Cloud Atlas for the first time, it was clear that this was going to be a very ambitious movie. In that trailer we saw actors playing multiple roles in six intersecting stories that span many generations from the Victorian era to a technologically sophisticated futuristic Korea.
Now, a much shorter more theatrically fitting trailer has appeared online. Check it out here below.
There is some new footage that has been included in this video, although it doesn’t really hamper or spoil the movie since they are just quick glimpses. I actually think that the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer are playing this one close to the vest and the first trailer they released is the real meat of the promotions, the rest they are holding off on until they release Cloud Atlas.
The first Cloud Atlas trailer had themes of love, death, loss, regret, reincarnation, and redemption. All of that tied with romance, drama, action, and a bit of sci-fi elements. However, that particular trailer had a good five minutes to tell its audience that. Even though the first trailer had that sort of advantage, the theatrical does just as a good of a job exploring the aforementioned themes and never loses sight of them.
The film is based on David Mitchell’s best selling novel, Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, and Bae Doona. Cloud Atlas makes its official debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, and opens in theaters to the general public on October 26th.