Tom Tykwer teams up with the Wachowskis
Now here’s an interesting pairing up, Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers, sounds a little bizarre, but not really if you consider how Tykwer’s last film The International looks in the trailers and clips.
Now they are set to work together on the adaptation of the 2004 Booker Prize winner David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), an epic travelling from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future.
It sounds a hell of a novel to adapt, and the reviews rate the novel pretty highly amongst the regular reader too. The novel pulls together different stories told in different narratives and in different times, where they are cut off half way through and finished later in the novel. Sounds strange, and I couldn’t quite get a grasp of it myself while I was reading the reviews.
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers does sound like an interesting prospect though, and we might see something visually exciting but with a lot more beef to it than we’ve seen from them lately.
Through Screen Daily Tykwer said of the story:
"It is a really fascinating and ultra-demanding concept which I am developing with the Wachowski brothers for me to direct."
Oh, okay, so nothing more on that then. I guess we’ll have to wait and hear some more, or if any of the Filmstalker readers have read the book then tell the rest of us what the story is all about and how it could be made into a film.