CATEGORIES Movie NewsThree years after the release of Andy and Lana Wachowski's 'Speed Racer,' the big return for the brains behind 'The Matrix' comes in the form of an near-impossible epic. THR reports that the Wachowskis will be teaming up with director Tom Tykwer ('Run, Lola, Run') to adapt 'Cloud Atlas' for the big screen.
Based on the novel by David Mitchell, 'Cloud Atlas' revolves around the six roughly intertwining stories of six different people that span from the 19th Century to the post-apocalypse. According to producer Stefan Ardnt, "Many have called the novel unfilmable, but Tom [Tykwer] and the Wachowskis have found a way to tell these stories in an amazing, linear and very cinematic way."
In regards to the techniques that they'll use to bring the novel to life, Tykwer and the Wachowskis will film together with two separate film crews and have their actors play numerous roles across the six varying story lines. Starring in the film are Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, and Ben Wishaw, among others.
Sure sounds like everyone here's got their work cut out for them, but if David Lynch could film 'Naked Lunch,' anything is possible. Filming is set to start in September, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter for more details on the upcoming film.
So do you think 'Cloud Atlas' will work as a movie?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]