Hot New Trailer: Tom Hanks & Halle Berry ‘Cloud Atlas’

I’ve heard of the book ‘Cloud Atlas.’ It’s on my to-read list, but to be honest, that list is pretty long! Now ‘Cloud Atlas’ has been adapted to the big screen with quite a cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry (this is the movie where she injured her foot), Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant are just a few of the big names. This is the extended trailer, and I’m still trying to figure out what it’s about!

The nearest I can figure, ‘Cloud Atlas’ is about reincarnation through multiple lives, maybe? It seems to move in time from the past to a futuristic world. Perhaps it’s about people who are destined to find each other or try to learn from past mistakes. I’m not sure, but I know I’m intrigued after watching this trailer! Has anyone read ‘Cloud Atlas’? If so, would you recommend it?