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New “Cloud Atlas” still and production art reveal the Wachowskis’ vision for 2144


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When the Wachowskis released the first image to promote their upcoming film “Cloud Atlas” last week, there wasn’t much for the average person to sink their teeth into. Fans of the David Mitchell novel would recognize props like the VW Beetle and the Chatham Island totems, but there was no first look at the sets or characters that make up the six entwined storylines in the film.

Well, no longer. HanCinema, the Korean movie and drama database, got their hands on a still from the film that takes place in dystopian futuristic Korea. It features Korean actress Bae Doona (“The Host”) as Sonmi-451, a clone who serves as the main character for one of the movie’s six plotlines. In the novel, her portion is called “An Orison of Sonmi-451.”

In addition to the still of Doona, HanCinema also posted two images of concept art for the Korean portion of the film. Needless to say, the art shows a very Wachowski vibe and likely the final product of this portion of the film will look very similar to what these pictures depict. One of them is titled Seoul, 2144, the setting of “An Orison of Sonmi-451.”

Hopefully the Wackowskis continue to roll out images from the film in a similar fashion. “Cloud Atlas” also stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy and Jim Sturgess. Each actor will play multiple roles in the movie. The film recently wrapped production and is due in theaters on October 26, 2012.

What do you think of the still and concept art for the Korean portion of “Cloud Atlas”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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