From the Wachowski Siblings(?), and Tom Tykwer. Two new trailers just went up -- a 5:41, full-length look at the movie, and a 2:21 introduction by the Wachowskis and Tykwer; the former breaking their interview/publicity-silence for the first time in thirteen years: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/cloudatlas/ Holy crap. This looks epic. Amazing. I'm all in. For those unfamiliar, a primer on the David Mitchell novel, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Atlas_%28novel%29 I've read the novel twice now since 2004. It looks like the directors reached right inside my head and pulled out my envisionings of several of those characters/scenes (particularly Broadbent as Cavendish and Whishaw as Frobisher). And that shot of Papa Song's...about what I'd pictured. The Sonmi-stuff is going to be the trickiest to pull off, probably (along with Hugo as Ol' Georgie and all the post-apocalyptic stuff with Hanks), but it looks like they're going for the proper tone, if nothing else. The novel has some humorous sequences (the nursing-home portions), and some very, very disturbing portions (again, the aforementioned post-holocaust section), and I wonder if what plays decently on the written page will even translate properly to the screen. Each actor plays something like 5-6 different roles in this film (Weaving, Hanks, Berry, Sarandon, Whishaw, Broadbent, Grant, etc.), some taking up lots of screentime, some barely cameos in certain sections (and some playing cross-racial and -gender roles under makeup), all tying into the theme of reincarnation. Screw it, I just can't wait to see Weaving in drag once again, at long, long last. Also, Keith David shooting shit.