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Hugo Weaving spots us some new deets on Wachowski's Cloud Atlas

07.02.2012by: Jake Dee

For a movie as furtive as the Wachowski's CLOUD ATLAS, Hugo Weaving isn't as tight lipped as you may think...

In at least his second public discussion about the lofty David Mitchell adaptation, Mr. Weaving has offered some pretty sweet details to THR regarding CLOUD ATLAS. Turns out the picture deals with reincarnation of souls, which is why the principal cast will be portraying as many as 6 different characters in the film. Ambitious if nothing else, so even in potential failure, it has to be on the must-see list of 2013.

Peep what Weaving had to say below:

“[The movie explores] the idea of being reborn and souls being reborn through time... What’s fascinating about the adaptation of the book was that sense that you get in the book about souls being reborn, a particular soul, and then they thought...

...What if we bring back actors to multiple roles in these stories?' So to take that idea and run with it actually kind of became one of the key propellers for the project...

...So initially you’re feeling the separateness of the characters but increasingly feeling like they’re facets of the same being.”

All pretty dope shite, espeically given the rest of the cast, which includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry (below), Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Ben Winshaw and possibly Ian McKellan and James McAvoy.

Due October 26th:

CLOUD ATLAS consists of six nested stories that take us from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read (or watched) by the main character in the next. All stories but the last one get interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes at the center of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.

Extra Tidbit: Remember, Tom Tykwer is also co-directing.
Source: THR

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