We just posted some of the first images from the Wachowskis’ and Tom Twyker’s ambitious Cloud Atlas, and now Den Of Geek has tipped us off to an extended trailer for the fascinating looking movie, which you can watch right here. The movie, based on David Mitchell’s novel spans hundreds of years, showing how individual lives affect others in the past, present, and future through a series of stories. The actors, including Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hanks play different people in each story, jumping between different races and genders. The trailer suggests it could be very good, although it does depend on how the different stories are knitted together. Cloud Atlas should hit cinemas later this year.
At was revealed last week that the Wachowskis’ and Tom Twyker’s Cloud Atlas will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, now the first images of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent in the movie have appeared via EW.
The story spans hundreds of years, showing how individual lives affect others in the past, present, and future through a series of stories. The actors play different people in each story, jumping between different races and genders.
Here’s what co-director Lana Wachowski had to say about this time-bending adaptation, “We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters. Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years.”
You can see a few more pics over at EW.
Believe it or not, but Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin is nearly 16-years-old (yep, Little Miss Sunshine was nearly seven years ago now!). However she’s still one of the best young actresses around and she’s now boarded the thriller, The Hive, joining Halle Berry who signed up for Brad Anderson’s movie earlier this month.
The film is about an emergency call centre operator who is forced to confront a killer from her past in order to save a young girl’s life. Halle Berry is playing the 911 operator while Breslin will be the endangered girl. The project is based on an original idea by writers Richard D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio, and Jon Bokencamp.
Director Brad Anderson commented on the latest casting, “Abigail is always wonderful playing vulnerable characters so I feel really lucky to have her for this role.” (Source: Variety)
We haven’t seen a massive amount of Halle Berry for the last few years, but now she’s getting busy again with new acting roles and according to Variety has joined the cast of The Hive for director Brad Anderson.
The thriller is set in a 911 emergency call centre and focuses on Berry’s character, a 911 operator who tries to save a teenage girl from a serial killer, even if it means she must face her own fears in the process (people in movies always have their own fears to face, after all). Back in April, Joel Schumacher was set to direct, although he later dropped out. Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) has since taken over, directing from a script by Richard D’Ovidio (13 Ghosts).
Shooting will begin this summer in Los Angeles.
Director John Stockwell must really like the water, as he’s following Blue Crush and Into The Blue with the shark thriller Dark Tide. In the movie Kate (Halle Berry) is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed “the shark whisperer,” Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate’s boat, Kate’s ex-boyfriend Jeff (Olivier Martinez) presents her with a lucrative opportunity: lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive…outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate accepts the proposal – and sets a course for the world’s deadliest feeding ground: Shark Alley. Now a new trailer has arrived, so take a look!
Cloud Atlas is certainly an unusual movie, with three directors helming two separate units, telling six tales using the same actors in each, although the stars could be playing different races and genders in each story. To celebrate production ending on the movie, Empire has debuted a behind-the-scenes photo from the shoot, which you can see above.
In the centre of the shot are directors Tom Twyker, Lana Wachowsi and Andy Wachowski, while David Mitchell, who wrote the book the film is based on, is sat towards the back. The other guys are Cloud Atlas’ producers. Interestingly, it’s believed this is the first official image released of Lana Wachowski since she started living full-time as a woman. Although a few other shots of the notoriously publicity shy Wachowskis have surfaced in the last couple of years, this is the first official one.
Here’s a synopsis of the complex but intriguing film: ‘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 civilization — 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.’
Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Bae Doona and should hit cinemas towards the end of 2012.
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