The story spans thousands of years, showing how individual lives affect others in the past, present, and future. Here's what co-director Lana Wachowski had to say about this time-bending adaptation.
"We thought about these individual characters as aspects of larger characters. Their lives are interwoven over one big story that takes place over a thousand years."
Cloud Atlas was released October 26th, 2012 and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Keith David. The film is directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski.