Adaptation #28: Cloud Atlas 6ever

header028In episode #28, Kendyl and Dorin discuss how the writers and directors of Cloud Atlas must have felt exactly as they did after reading the novel and Ryan brings in the non-fangirling reader perspective. In the end, we all conclude that there needs to be a TV miniseries in the future.

Check out our discussion on the novel by David Mitchell here.

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Adaptation #24: Cloud Atlas Takes Over Our Brains

Kendyl and Dorin read Cloud Atlas and feel like it has taken over their entire thought processes in this record long episode. But don’t worry, it’s worth it for the in-depth discussion of David Mitchell’s amazing book that leads the hosts to talk of reincarnation, war and lots of -isms.

Also check out the episode on the film!

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‘Cloud Atlas’ Directors Release a Trailer Complete with Commentary

We reported back in June that the adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas would be released October 26th. At the time, we really only knew about the book and it’s unique structure consisting of six nested stories. Now we have a bit more information about the upcoming film and an intense trailer to hike up the excitement.

The writers and directors, Tom Twkyer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, released a five-minute long trailer for their new film, including a little intro of them explaining how they decided to make the film in the first place.

And now for the trailer.

The film certainly has an all-star cast which includes Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant and Jim Broadbent. The poster, which was also recently released, highlights the extensive cast:

With all this new content, are you getting excited for the film? Leave your thoughts on the trailer in the comments.

Adaptation will be covering the novel and film in upcoming episodes, so stay tuned!

‘Cloud Atlas’ Adaptation Gets Release Date

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, published in 2004, won the Literary Fiction Award at the British Book Awards and the Richard & Judy Book of the Year Award. It tells six interconnected stories that range from the 1850s on a Pacific Ocean voyage to current day Britain to  futuristic, post-apocalyptic Hawaii. Each story is nested into the next through an observer or reader and left unresolved until the end.

The film adaptation is written and directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta). The cast includes Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant and Jim Broadbent.

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