Sci-fi flick Cloud Atlas, adapted from David Mitchell's beloved 2004 novel, is "an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution."
Or, as directors Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer acknowledge:
The movie is hard to sell, because it's hard to describe, it's hard to reduce. So we decided to make a really, really, really long trailer, and just put it out there. We hope you like it.
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, the film is out October 26.