Cloud Atlas has been made into a movie by the Wachowskis! When I heard there was going to be a movie made of this book I was SERIOUSLY skeptical, but also intrigued. My first reaction was that it’s undoable, so the result is going to be completely divorced from the book, but I knew I would be compelled to watch it, and then I was going to be devastatingly disappointed. But I wondered who was so wonderfully ambitious to even make the attempt.
Then I saw a preview. When Tom Hanks’ face appeared, I allowed a feeling of cautious optimism. When in same said preview the Wachowskis were mentioned, I clapped my hands in glee, because Cloud Atlas the movie needs imagination galore in both storytelling and moviemaking. And THEN I read in The New Yorker that David Mitchell loves the script! And he’s making a cameo.
I may have to break my rule and see this opening weekend.