Sandwiched in between denials of any involvement in either Superman: Man of Steel or The Dark Knight Rises, Natalie Portman also made an interesting announcement about the directors of upcoming adaptation Cloud Atlas.

We reported here on the rumours that the Wachowskis were set to direct Cloud Atlas, based on a Tom Tykwer-scripted adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel. Portman however inferred that all three of them would be on director duties, which in the circumstances makes a measure of sense, given the multi-genre, multi-strand, 1000-year spanning story.

Portman worked with the Wachowskis on V for Vendetta and Tykwer on Paris Je T’aime and she has said that she would be likely to have a minor part in Cloud Atlas, should it ever get off the ground.

Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Portman have all been linked with Cloud Atlas in the past, but with no official information to go on regarding a studio greenlight, production schedule, casting etc, it seems that we may remain in the dark for as long as the project remains in limbo. Whether Cloud Atlas constitutes more of a priority for the Wachowskis than either Cobalt Neutral 9 or their rumoured Robin Hood modern reworking, we can only speculate.

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

Source: The Playlist.

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