The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas has wrapped filming and the production company, Cloud Atlas Productions, has released (via Empire) this behind-the-scenes photo featuring the three filmmakers as well as executive producer Uwe Schott, author David Mitchell, executive producer Philip Lee, producer Stefan Arndt and producer Grant Hill.
The film is based on the third novel by Mitchell which is described as follows:
A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other’s echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.
In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity’s dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
The film stars Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Broadbent, Bae Doona and James D’Arcy.