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First official images from Cloud Atlas featuring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Jim Broadbent

Jul. 25, 2012by: Paul Shirey

CLOUD ATLAS, the latest film from Andy and Lana Wachoski and Tom Tykwer, was announced as part of the line-up for TIFF 2012 yesterday and now we have some official images from the film.  The sprawling tale stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, James D'Arcy, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, and Ben Whishaw.  Based on the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, the story involves an intricate number of characters and settings.  “We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters,” Lana Wachowski says. “Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years.”

Take a look:

Definitely some interesting images, especially of Hanks and Berry.  Thus far, we've seen set pics of Berry and David in a 70's setting, a red-haired Hugo Weaving (see below), and some compelling concept art, but nothing official.  More images are set to trickle down today, which is probably a good indication that a trailer isn't far behind.  This is a very ambiguous project that could easily collapse under it's own weight, but could also soar if it manages to pull off such a complex story.  I'm hoping for the latter. 

Here's the synopsis from TIFF:

The powerful, inspiring epic Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

CLOUD ATLAS arrives on October 26, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Tom Hanks...where the hell have you been?

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11:47PM on 07/25/2012

Agent Smith!

So now agent smith colors his hair, wears a raincoat and gloves, cool! From the look on his face, it seems he's still looking for Neo.
So now agent smith colors his hair, wears a raincoat and gloves, cool! From the look on his face, it seems he's still looking for Neo.
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6:36PM on 07/25/2012

Keith David

"I know it's pretty baby, but I didn't take it out for air"
"I know it's pretty baby, but I didn't take it out for air"
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6:34PM on 07/25/2012

Love it that these strikebacks are all about Keith David!!!

First offical image of Tom hanks and Halle Berry in a very anticipated film and all everyone can talk about is Keith David......and why the hell not!! The motherfucker has been in countless films over the ages, he's always great , he was even in the best fist fight ever put to screen and still he's never gotten the respect or fame he deserves. Except in this place. Here's hoping he will be the best thing in Cloud Atlas, so more people will actually know who he is!
First offical image of Tom hanks and Halle Berry in a very anticipated film and all everyone can talk about is Keith David......and why the hell not!! The motherfucker has been in countless films over the ages, he's always great , he was even in the best fist fight ever put to screen and still he's never gotten the respect or fame he deserves. Except in this place. Here's hoping he will be the best thing in Cloud Atlas, so more people will actually know who he is!
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3:17PM on 07/25/2012

May I just say...KEITH DAVID!!!

It makes me SOOOOO happy to see Keith David back in a major film. I know he's been subsisting off video game and cartoon voice over work for a while now. God I love me some Keith David.
It makes me SOOOOO happy to see Keith David back in a major film. I know he's been subsisting off video game and cartoon voice over work for a while now. God I love me some Keith David.
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2:27PM on 07/25/2012

Wachowskis = Win

can't wait for this, it's been long enough since their directing effort!
can't wait for this, it's been long enough since their directing effort!
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2:02PM on 07/25/2012

Looking Good!

I never finished reading the book but as mentioned this could be a hit or a miss because the logical thing would have been an HBO mini-series. However I trust Tom Tykwer's touch and I hope the Wachowskis learn from from him.

btw anyone else think Halle looks like a younger Phylicia Rashad?
I never finished reading the book but as mentioned this could be a hit or a miss because the logical thing would have been an HBO mini-series. However I trust Tom Tykwer's touch and I hope the Wachowskis learn from from him.

btw anyone else think Halle looks like a younger Phylicia Rashad?
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1:52PM on 07/25/2012

Keith David

Loved his voice work as Admiral Anderson in ME3....
Loved his voice work as Admiral Anderson in ME3....
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1:44PM on 07/25/2012

Keith David

Missed seeing him on the big screen, glad he's not just doing voice overs for the navy anymore.
Missed seeing him on the big screen, glad he's not just doing voice overs for the navy anymore.
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1:20PM on 07/25/2012
Keith David looks like he's about to shoot somebody in the beans and franks.

Keith David looks like he's about to shoot somebody in the beans and franks.

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1:04PM on 07/25/2012

Cool

Keith David is looking like Shaft! I dig it.
Keith David is looking like Shaft! I dig it.
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