The Wachowskis are two of the most interesting talents working in big-scale Hollywood movies today; so much so that the fact that they’re no longer The Wachowski Brothers is NOT the most interesting thing about their output.
Their careers have never quite recovered from “The Matrix” becoming a massive overnight mega-sensation, prompting two unnecessary and innevitably-underwhelming sequels, and the the (IMO) underappreciated “Speed Racer” didn’t exactly put them back on top; but I can’t not respect people who make good on the dream of attaining permanent blockbuster clout and using it to do whatever the hell you want.
Now they’ve partnered with Tom Tykwer for a sprawling adaption of “Cloud Atlas,” which features a big cast playing multiple roles that stretch across multiple genres, styles, time-periods and realities. The film’s first SIX MINUTE trailer is now up over at Apple. Whoa.