Cloud Atlas is undeniably one of the weirdest movies ever to be handed a hundred million budget. The Wachowski siblings / Tom Tykwer collaboration explores themes of fate, love, and human nature through six interweaving storylines that feature the same actors in different roles, sometimes playing different sexes or races. That’s not exactly the most mainstream premise. And until now, the gamble seems to have resulted in a loss for the film’s German backers. | Full Story
In Great Britain alone, Skyfall ended opening night with $32.4 million in the bank. That’s second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 for the largest weekend ever. Skyfall’s kick-off was 76% bigger than Daniel Craig’s first run at Bond in Casino Royale and 30% bigger than Quantum Of Solace. | Full Story
Director Tom Tykwer Co-Composed ‘Cloud Atlas’ Score – Sample Track: ‘All Boundaries Are Conventions’
‘Cloud Atlas’ director Tom Tykwer has fully taken the artistic reigns by enlisting himself and longtime scoring partners, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, to create the musical convoy through 500 years in an epic sci-fi fantasy world. The exclusive track “All Boundaries Are Conventions” was just released!
From trailer to cast, and directors to track, this film is building up the sci-fi fanatic’s expectations to dangerous levels. The progression of this snippet begins with a soft lilting piano, slowly introducing a quiet march of strings that grows into the hum of a man with deep choral vocals. | Full Story
This past summer was one of the hottest on record and the same thing goes for the summer box office performance. However, Fall is once again upon us, and although its arrival signals a cool down in temperatures, that doesn’t mean things will go cold at the box office.
There are tons of films making their way to the theaters this fall. Obviously, every movie will not be good, so we’ve scoured the film release schedules to bring you the ones that are expected to perform. | Full Story
A new trailer came online for the Wachowskie’s adaptation of Cloud Atlas today. Unlike the first trailer, this one is only two minutes long. It focuses more on the overarching themes of reincarnation, and humanity’s commonality that run through the historical, and contemporary sci-fi chapters of the film.
Tom Tykwer directs the visually stunning adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel and follows Tom Hanks and Halle Berry’s characters from the past to a technologically advance distant future. “It’s a strange thing to describe” said cast member Ben Whishaw, “but when I read it I thought, if they pull this off it could be really unique, particularly because the actors keep popping up in different stories.”
Rounding out the co-stars are Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, James D’Arc, Xun Zhou, Kieth David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. | Full Story
Yesterday we showed you some first look images from the multi-genre film Cloud Atlas. Today the trailer has been released, giving the first detailed look at the adaptation of David Mitchell’s best selling novel. The nearly six minute trailer gives us a clue how the directors have tied together the six stories that span from the 16th Century to a post apocalyptic future.
The trailer features Halle Berry and Tom Hanks as their different selves in different time periods. If this sounds like a mind-bender, you’re not far off. | Full Story
Here are two images courtesy of Entertainment Weekly from the upcoming film that features Hanks and Berry as tribesman in a post-apocalyptic future. They are members of a technologically advanced civilization. Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw can be seen in the second photo playing a composer and young apprentice respectively. | Full Story