Cloud Atlas: 7 New Banner Posters And 2 New TV Trailers

Two new TV trailers and seven new banners posters for the Wachowskis’ and Tom Tykwer’s lavish adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas have been unleashed online.

Oddly, although the film tales place in six different time periods, the seven posters only represent five of those period. We’d have thought six banners – one for each time period – would have made more sense. But hey ho, we’re not marketing people. They live by their own rules.

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So, no poster for “The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing” which is set in the mid 17th century featuring actor Jim Sturgess as an American shipwrecked on the Chatham Islands. Instead we jump straight to…

“Letters from Zedelghem” starring Ben Wishaw as Robert Frobisher, a penniless English musician in 1931. And then onto…

“Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery” which features Halle Berry as Luisa Rey, a journalist in 1970s California, investigating reports that a new nuclear power plant is unsafe. And then onto…

“The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish”, featuring Jim Broadbent as Cavendish, a vanity press publisher in the UK in the early 20th century, who, fleeing the brothers of his gangster client, becomes confined in a nursing home from which he cannot escape. Then onto…

Three posters for “An Orison of Sonmi~45”, set in a dystopian future in Korea, starring Doona as Sonmi-451, a genetically-engineered fabricant (clone) at Papa Song’s diner who rebels. And finally…

“Sloosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After” which is set in Hawaii in post-apocalyptic distant future with Tom Hanks as Zachry, a tribesman  who is visited by Meronym, a member of the last remnants of technologically-advanced civilisation.

Actors who star in one section pop up in support roles in other sections, and each story has an effect on the next. It’s all about interconnectedness, y’see, and not just the Wachowskis going bonkers again. Although it’s probably that too.

Despite what it says on the posters, here in the UK we have to wait until 22 February 2013 to see Cloud Atlas. It’s likely to be out on Blu-ray in the States by then, surely?

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