Epic new Cloud Atlas clip shows how all those stories connect

All we've really seen from the Wachowskis' grand new flick Cloud Atlas are some mighty fine trailers, which do show off the gorgeous set pieces—but not quite how it all fits together. Now we finally have a feel for how it's connected.

This new clip is focused on Tom Hanks' characters, and it quickly veers through a variety of timelines, showing how the different storylines crisscross.

Here's the official synopsis:

"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."
Oh, and one other thing—the clip also ends with what could be a pretty massive spoiler, though it does succeed in making us wonder what the heck comes next. So, be warned.

Check out the scene below:

The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess and several others.

Cloud Atlas opens Oct. 26.

What do you think? Does this look awesome, or too confusing to work?

(Via The Playlist)

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