We’ve been posting news and updates for the best part of a year on Cloud Atlas, the seemingly epic collaboration between Matrix-mongers The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run and Perfume), the latest of which confirmed that Hugh Grant was joining the cast, which I don’t think many saw coming.

Well, multiple plot strands or no, it’s all underway as these on-set snaps testify, showing Hugo Weaving and Halle Berry on the streets of Glasgow. Coming Soon, who have passed on the snaps from Just Jared, quote the novel synopsis as follows:-

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

…which frankly sounds face-gnawingly pretentious, but may yet deliver a rich and multi-faceted film. The shots don’t give much away at all, so enjoy them at your leisure.
Source: Just Jared via Coming Soon.

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