Warner Bros officially confirmed Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, and Andy Wachowski's film adaptation of Cloud Atlas will arrive in theaters on October 26, 2012. The film is based on the bestselling novel by David Mitchell and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, and Keith David (all in multiple roles). The Wachowskis (The Matrix trilogy) and Tykwer adapted Mitchell's book for the screen.
The official synopsis: "Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future."
President of Domestic Distribution Dan Fellman announced the release date, saying, "Audiences who have seen an early screening of Cloud Atlas have been elated by its powerful and inspiring story, as well as its breathtaking visuals. An October release in North America is the perfect window to showcase this epic film."
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