A little while ago we showed you a long form debut trailer for the film Cloud Atlas, directed by the Wachowski’s and Tom Tykwer. The film looks stunning and has an incredibly talented cast, but the story looks to be rather complex and even in over five minutes of trailer time many were left confused.
Thankfully the theatrical trailer has finally made its way to the internet, which attempts to sell a more wide audience on a story that has layers on top of layers on top of layers. The new trailer has been essentially cut in half from the previous internet clip, but it still manages to shove in a few new stellar shots to intrigue those who already caught the first preview.
Of course losing two and a half minutes of time means certain elements will be lost on the general public. Few people will probably be able to tell the basic narrative structure, which the long form preview only just barely was able to convey. Also potentially under sold in this version is just how many good actors are in this movie, I mean Hugh Grant and Hugo Weaving are barely even in the trailer at all.
Still, it is smart to get a more digestible version of the trailer out there, and you can check it out after the jump.
Keep your memory on the name Ben Whishaw, he is probably going to be much better known after his role in this and Skyfall this winter.