After seeing the beautiful extended trailer we’ve been given our first look at some Cloud Atlas stills.
Last week we gave you a sneak peek at the five-minute trailer of Cloud Atlas. If you still haven’t seen it, you can watch it here. This week official film stills have been released. Capturing the beautiful shots present in the trailer the stills are a glimpse of what’s in store when the film is released in 2013.
Adapted from David Mitchell‘s hugely successful novel of the same name, the film explores how the actions of one generation can affect countless others. Amongst those appearing in the film are Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and Hugh Grant. What a cast!
Mixing drama, action and romance the story follows various lives in various places and times to tell an emotional tale. The Wachowskis are on directorial duty here alongside Tom Tykwer and look to have created a something that could be as influential as their 1999 hit The Matrix.
Here we see a futuristic world bathed in sunlight, providing some of the trailer’s most breath-taking moments.
Tom Hanks sits atop a deserted peak here, reflecting on some truths he’s discovered. In the trailer he appears to transcend time, appearing in multiple eras.
2012 is a big year for Ben Whishaw. Whilst appearing in Cloud Atlas as Robert Frobisher he also appears as Q in the 23rd Bond instalment Skyfall. Watch the Skyfall trailer here.
Here Tom Hanks evokes the character he portrayed in Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away where Hank’s character is shipwrecked on a tropical island.
The impossible is made plausible in this picture, seeing plates cascade in one of the trailer’s more chaotic scenes.
Here we travel back in time (or so it seems) to a beachy scene…
… whilst this creepy forest dweller adds a darker tone to the proceedings.
The inclusion of Jim Broadbent adds a certain promise to the film. Whilst it features other big hitters, Jim Broadbent is a British staple.
Another glimpse of the future the film portrays, this scene again suggests the beautiful cinematography at play.
Hugh Grant seems to play a character he does best – a smarmy well-off middle-aged man.
An emotional embrace brings us back to the main testament of the film – that it affirms the emotional bonds held between people and generations.