Fun Trivia Facts For Cloud Atlas

cloud_atlas_grantEverything is connected and explore how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another through the past, present and future when CLOUD ATLAS arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download today(1 July) from Warner Home Video.

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, CLOUD ATLAS is directed by acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. 

Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.  Starring Tom Hanks , Halle Berry  lead a stellar international cast that also includes Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae , Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy , Xun Zhou , Keith David, David Gyasi (Dark Knight Rises),Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant . Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the story moves through time.

To celebrate today’s release of Cloud Atlas on DVD, Blu Ray and Digital download (1st July) we have some interesting trivial fun facts about the film, some you may know others maybe new. Have a look below and the links to buy Cloud Atlas are below (Amazon).


  1. Cloud Atlas’ journey to the big screen began with Natalie Portman who gave the Wachowskis a copy of the book to read. She unfortunately had to pull out of filming due to falling pregnant

  2. The Wachowskis hunkered down with co-director Tom Tykwer in a rented house in Costa Rica to discuss how to morph the novel’s six unwieldy storylines into a coherent film.

  3.  A conversation about Herman Melville’s Moby Dick convinced Hanks to star in the film

  4.  Features an original song that needed to be “one of the greatest songs ever written”

  5. Draws key parallels between its storylines by reusing props

  6. The sixth and final storyline features its own unique dialect

  7. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski directed the 1849, 2144 and 2321 segments of the film. Tom Tykwer directed the 1936, 1973 and 2012 segments. Shot will two parallel filming units

  8. Tom Hanks called the Wachowskis ‘Mum and Dad’ whilst on set

  9. Despite Sixmith and Frobischer’s intimate relationship in the film, they never actually speak to one another

  10. Cloud Atlas is one of the most expensive independent films made to date

  11. James McAvoy and Sir Ian McKellen were also in talks to star in Cloud Atlas

  12. Cloud Atlas contains approximately two hours of original music

  13. The film received a 10 minute standing ovation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

  14. When approaching a so called ‘un-filmable’ story, the team spend days distilling scenes and relationships from the book onto index cards

  15. Cloud Atlas was predominantly filmed in Berlin, but also used locations in Mallorca and Scotland


Cloud Atlas is out on Blu-ray, DVD and to download now, from Warner Home Video

Buy Cloud Atlas Here on: [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [Region Free] or [DVD + UV Copy]