The nearly five-minute trailer for the adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas found its way to the web this morning. The film, set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) along with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and stars just about everybody including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, James D’Arcy, Jim Broadbent, and Susan Sarandon.  Click below to view (via The Hollywood Reporter):

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TNB Arts and Culture Editor CYNTHIA HAWKINS teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Most of what she thinks she knows comes from movies, including how to tango, how to take someone down with a ballpoint pen, how to curse in French, and how to catch a moving train. Her work, on movies and otherwise, has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as ESPN the Magazine, Parent:Wise Magazine, The Good Men Project, New World Writing, Strange Horizons, and numerous alternative weeklies and anthologies. You can find Cynthia on Twitter and at

4 responses to “First Look: Cloud Atlas

  1. Richard says:

    One of my all-time favorite novels. Like top 5. I never imagined it would be made int a film, and I’m not sure how they did, but after watching the trailer I have a little hope.

    Can’t wait ’till it’s in wide release. Thanks for the heads up.

    • I’m a little nervous about the choice of Tom Hanks. Not a Hanks fan. A revelation which I think means I now have to move to another country or something.

      • Mukesh Malik says:

        Not a Tom Hanks fan?
        Ha ! You are not all alone.

        This moving to another country business is a natural yearning
        the free cant but help feeling..

        There is this dream or is it a movie
        in which all the passports of all the world are burning..
        That movie does not have Hanks.

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