The 37th Toronto Film Festival line-up was announced yesterday, and one of the films making an appearance will be Cloud Atlas, the movie adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel directed by The Wachowskis (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run).
The festival, which runs September 6 – 16th, will host the world premiere of Cloud Atlas, and Warner Bros. has finally started the promotional campaign with the release of two new images via Entertainment Weekly.
The image above features Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. In this section of the film, set on a post-apocalyptic Hawaii in the distant future, Zachry (Hanks) is a tribesman living a primitive life until he is paid a visit by Meronym (Berry), a member of the last remnants of technologically-advanced civilization. There are two big sci-fi stories in the film, and this is one of them.
In this still Ben Whishaw plays Robert Frobisher, a penniless young musician in the 1930s who flees from his debtors in England and finds work as an amanuensis to a dying world-class composer (Jim Broadbent) living in Belgium.
As well as the cast mentioned above, Cloud Atlas also stars Hugo Weaving, Keith David, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon. It follows six stories ranging from the South Pacific in the 19th Century to California in the 1970s to a post-apocalyptic future, and most of the cast will be playing multiple characters throughout the six stories, swapping race and gender in the process.
Cloud Atlas had a running time of 2 hours 44 minutes at recent test screenings, and arrives in the US on October 26th, 2012.