New 'Cloud Atlas' character banners tease bold sci-fi vision
Will audiences spark to "Cloud Atlas"?
With the new sci-fi/fantasy epic from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer only a month out from release, the answer to that question remains in serious doubt. Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the film received quite a bit of praise from critics (Drew called it "a unique and beautiful work of film art that dares to dream big" in his review), even as a handful of outlets lambasted it for being "pretentious" and, in one reviewer's case, a "totally unparalleled disaster."
Nevertheless, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead with its marketing campaign for the upcoming adaptation (it's based on the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell), which yesterday was also confirmed for an IMAX release in select theaters. In addition, the studio has released seven stunning new banners for the film featuring several key members of the cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Doona Bae and Hugo Weaving. You can check them all out in the gallery below.
"Cloud Atlas" hits theaters on October 26.
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1966 | Family | PGSummary: The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith
1990 | Thriller | NRSummary: An ex-boxer gets involved in a scheme with a widow in this gritty thriller based on the novel by crime master Jim Thompson; Jason Patric is perfectly coiled as the boxer.Director: James Foley
Cast: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern
2000 | Drama | RSummary: Michelle Rodriguez packs a punch as a Brooklyn high-school student who finds purpose, discipline and excellence inside the boxing ring.Director: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas, Jaime Tirelli
1950 | Drama | NRSummary: A small-time screenwriter is drawn into the life of a fading silent film goddess like a fly in a spider's web. Murder and madness await within her gloomy old Hollywood home.Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
1978 | Drama | RSummary: An American college student is convicted of smuggling hash out of Turkey, and is sentenced to spend 30 years in a nightmarish prison. Oliver Stone won the Oscar for scripting this true story, and John Hurt and Brad Davis deliver incredible performances.Director: Alan Parker
Cast: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins
1964 | Musical | NRSummary: Everything is beautiful in this dazzling musical: Catherine Deneuve, the glowing cinematography, the songs of Michel Legrand, and even the bittersweet romance.Director: Jacques Demy
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
1988 | Comedy | PGSummary: A light comic joust breaks out between con men played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine when they each set their sights on a wealthy heiress.Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly
1988 | Fantasy | PGSummary: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
2014 | Drama | RSummary: In one of his final roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German intelligence agent trying to establish the motive of an immigrant to Germany as US agents close in.Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Bruhl
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