One of my favorite novels of the last decade or so, Cloud Atlas, has been adapted into a movie. I have followed the news of the film with somewhat reserved excitement—although I love David Mitchell’s work, this novel, if you’ve read it, is exceedingly difficult to adapt to the screen; its nested plot structure, multiple storylines, etc. etc., make it, one would think, perhaps impossible to film.
Of course, one reserves judgment until seeing the full film. I for one—and I may be alone at this point so far—think the trailer is very, very promising.
Cloud Atlas arrives October 26th.