Wachowski brothers, who gave birth to “Matrix“, are back with a film about philosophy and symbols. Only that, are not Wachowski brothers, sister and brother because Larry became finally Lana, after a process of transformation began 10 years ago. Promotional video for “Cloud Atlas” is where Lana Wachowski reveals their new look after a sex change operation. Larry / Lana Wachowski’s first famous director in Hollywood to admit publicly that he is transsexual. Rumors about sexuality of Lana Wachowski, 47 years, were intensified in 2002 when he divorced by his wife.
The two directors and screenwriters worked on the project “Cloud Atlas” with Tom Tykwer, director of “Run, Lola, Run”. So “Cloud Atlas” is a film with three directors, filmed by David Mitchell’s novel, published in 2004, whose story takes place during the six generations since the 19th century until a post-apocalyptic future.
The characters are interconnected, because each individual’s actions have impact on other past, present and future. One’s soul can be modeled in one assassin in one of the hero, and an act of kindness can inspire a revolution over centuries. The cast are Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturges, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent and others. The actors playing different roles, different ages, in different situations and even of different races. The estimated budget for the film through several genres – drama, mystery, science fiction, action – is 100 million dollars.
“Cloud Atlas” will be launched starting with October 26, but before that will have its world premiere at the Toronto festival, where Lana Wachowski will certainly be in the spotlight. The three directors tell how the project started the film in an interview published by Warner Bros. official YouTube channel. Initially it was a joke: “Let’s make a movie together”, but then they found Mitchell’s book, which he loved and began to think seriously about the prospect of a collective creative effort.