Watch The Wachowskis And Tom Tykwer Explain How Cloud Atlas Got Made
Andy and Lana Wachowski have always been fairly secretive people, even when they were setting the world on fire with The Matrix, even when they were teaming up with Arianna Huffington on a futuristic documentary that hasn't been made, and even when they were tackling the ambitious effort to co-direct an adaptation of Cloud Atlas with Tom Tykwer. But what's funny is that, when you get past all that secrecy, they seem like very funny, accessible, and normal people. And you can see it for yourself in the video below, in which the Wachowskis and Tykwer talk about the wild idea to make Cloud Atlas int he first place, and just how they convinced a studio to let them pull it off.
As you may have noticed, it's apparently Cloud Atlas day around here, with a huge batch of new images debuting along with the score, and a brand-new trailer coming later today in high-res. Ever since I read Cloud Atlas earlier this year, and marveled at the complicated structure of a book that tells six different stories set across an entire millennium, I've been feverishly anticipating this movie, though fully aware that it could turn out to be a giant disaster. I still don't know quite what to make of it, but I love how enthusiastic the Wachowskis and Tykwer are, and all the glimpses we've gotten so far today have been incredibly promising.
Come back later for the full trailer, and look for Cloud Atlas in theaters October 26.
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