Cloud Atlas: The Movie.

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.

From the nearly six-minute trailer posted up today, though, it looks like the Wachowskis (The Matrix creators) and Tom Tykwer (of Run Lola Run fame) might have done it.

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.