CLOUD ATLAS Debuts 24 Character Photos Showing Cast Members Transforming Through the Ages
Published: August 3, 2012 - 1:53pm
Written for the screen and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.
Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
As in the novel, the characters in Cloud Atlas transform across six time periods and locations:
19th Century Pacific region – A young man’s account of a voyage to New Zealand that includes conflict between slavers and an indigenous tribe.
1930s Belgium – A young musician encounters an aging composer afflicted with a disease.
1970s California – A journalist investigates a death and possible corruption at a nuclear power plant.
21st Century UK – A publisher tries to flee from some gangsters and is forcibly confined to a nursing home run by a tyrannical nurse.
Nea So Copros (Futuristic Korea) – A clone rebels against the society that has enslaved her kind.
Post-apocalyptic Hawaii – A primitive tribesman is visited by the member of a technologically-advanced civilization.
The film's first trailer (found below) offers glimpses of the main cast through these time periods, and now Warner Bros has released twenty four character photos that detail their character transformations:
Pictured (in order): Tom Hanks (Dr. Henry Goose / Isaac Sachs / Dermot ‘Duster’ Hoggins / Valleysman Zachry), Halle Berry (Madam Crommmelynck / Luisa Rey / Meronym ), Jim Sturgess (Adam Ewing / Hae-Joo Im), Jim Broadbend (Timothy Cavendish / Vyvyan Ayrs), James D’Arcy (Rufus Sixsmith/Asian Character), Ben Whisaw (Robert Frobisher), Hugo Weaving (Bill Smoke/Female Nurse/Asian Character/Tribesman), Keith David (Joe Napier), Doona Bae (Sonmi~451), Hugh Grant (Cannibal), David Gyasi (Autua), Susan Sarandon (Prophetess)
Cloud Atlas, directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun , Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. Warner Bros has scheduled the film for theatrical release October 26th, 2012.