Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski bring their monumental blockbuster feat, Cloud Atlas, to the big screen at the end of the month in the US, coming in as a contender after earning critics’ praise at its TIFF debut – you can read our review here.

We saw a great new thirty-second TV spot for the film just yesterday, and now the latest spot, twice its length, has made its way online.

““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.”

The impeccable ensemble cast is topped by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, each taking multiple roles across its different storylines, traversing time and space.

Jim Sturgess and Doona Bae, in particular, give incredible performances, and I can’t wait to see their stories again on the big screen. Sturgess is absolutely magnificent.

The Wachowskis and Tykwer are directing from their own script, having adapted the original best-selling acclaimed novel by David Mitchell.

Cloud Atlas will be released in regular and IMAX theatres on 26th October in the US, which could well position it for a run at the Oscars. Here in the UK, we’ve a little longer to wait, with its arrival in the New Year set for 22nd February, but it is well worth the wait. Here’s the great new TV spot to give you a flavour of what’s coming our way. Enjoy.

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