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Trailer For Cloud Atlas: #Mindbending #Awesome

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T he movie adaptation of the mind-twisting sci-fi novel, Cloud Atlas, is finally here. The trailer is definitely eye candy. Hope the movie lives up to the hype. Release date is Oct 26. Can’t wait.

Cut from an earlier post about the movie:

David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas is being filmed with a star-studded cast–Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith and Elrond). The Wachowski brothers of Matrix fame are doing the directing. So far, the rumor mill says the tab on the move is 150 million dollars. Who would’ve thought Cloud Atlas was filmable. The novel is a literary work of architectural genius. Six stories (or twelve), spanning centuries, are stacked one on top the other in the form of a palindrome. Whether the Wachowskis are right for the movie or not, Cloud Atlas is by itself an ambitious work of fiction destined for an epic fail or success in the box office. The British author of the novel has said that he is being cautiously optimistic about the outcome of the movie. 

 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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