‘Cloud Atlas’ update including Hugh Grant’s insight into the movie
So it’s been quite a while since we last updated you on the progress of the movie adaptation of Cloud Atlas, for those of you not familiar with the story here’s a brief summary of the movie, filming of which has now been completed,
Cloud Atlas is an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a saviour and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.
The movie will contain six loosely interconnected narratives, set over different time periods. The interweaving stories will culminate in the sixth and final post-apocalyptic segment of the movie, which will reveal how the actions of the past have formed a dystopian future.
The movie partly directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (Matrix) has got some big names attached to it, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon among others. However it’s an actor with a smaller role in the film Hugh Grant that has recently given an insight into the bizarre realm that will be Cloud Atlas.
“I have six cameo parts in this strange, ambitious film. I do a lot of killing and raping. I wear an awful lot of prosthetic make up, too. You probably won’t know that I am in the film!”
Hugh went on to describe his roles as “incredibly evil” and also revealed that he played the part of “a cannibal, about 2000 years in the future,”
Although he didn’t go into much detail, he did admit to having “six cameo roles” which we can only assume means that he has a role in all six segments of the story, as will many of the other cast members. I must admit, I am intrigued as to how the Wachowski’s have translated this multi-era, mind-bendingly brilliant story on to the big screen.
Hugh did have this to say about the limited footage he has seen, “I have seen little bits of cut footage and it is just astonishing.”
As previously stated filming for the movie has now finished, the next and I would dare say most crucial part of the movies development will take place in the editing room.
I don’t envy the task of piecing together footage of six separate interconnected stories filmed by three different directors into one cohesive movie, but I am eager to see the result.
Release Date: TBA (likely end of 2012)
The Cloud Atlas Trailer will be coming soon!
You can read the full Hugh Grant interview here