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Extended ‘Cloud Atlas’ trailer released

- July 26th, 2012

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After yesterday’s gorgeous-looking Life of Pi spot surfaced online, the Wachowski brothers and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) have one-upped Ang Lee with an ad for their ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.

A five-plus-minute trailer for the highly-anticipated film appears to capture the book’s generational musing on human existence and reincarnation.

Despite being instructed, literally, by author Douglas Coupland to read the novel, I still have Mitchell’s most revered title on my nightstand.

The trailer shows Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and others, interacting over the course of several different eras, so the film could be a bit of a brain puzzler (hello, Matrix). But this quote from the trailer – “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair” – definitely piqued my interest.

Cloud Atlas opens Oct. 26, but the film will have its world premiere at TIFF in September.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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