Most anticipated movies of the 2012 fall film festival season
'Cloud Atlas,' 'Seven Psychopaths,' 'The Master' and more
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, James D'Arcy
Screening at: Toronto
Why: Polarizing the movie industry even before its first public screening, the Wachowskis and Tykwer are attempting to pull off the daunting task of adapting David Mitchell's supposedly unadaptable novel into a coherent feature film. With a striking cast playing multiple roles, races and sexes, there are naysayers already prepared to pounce on "Atlas" for all the wrong reasons. One of Toronto's biggest questions isn't whether "Atlas" succeeds or fails, but will any major critic give the triply Sci-Fi drama a fair shot?
- Gregory Ellwood