Bae Doo Na’s Hollywood Debut Piece Wraps Filming
Bae Doo Na’s Hollywood debut piece Cloud Atlas has now gone into its final stages of production.
Filming wrapped on December 22, putting an end to the 18 week long schedule in Berlin, Germany.
Cloud Atlas is a film based on David Mitchell’s novel of the same title, which was released in 2004 and received many literary awards. It contains a series of episodic stories from characters that live in different times and places, stretching across a 500 year time span from the end of the 19th century to the apocalyptic future. The Wachowski Brothers, directors of the Matrix series, and Tom Tykwer of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer directed the film.
Out of the six episodes, Bae played the lead role in a story involving a clone, which takes place in Seoul. Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant and Halle Berry also appear as leads.
Bae said, “I taught Hally Berry some Korean because she had some Korean lines, and I was surprised at how exact her pronunciation and accent were. I taught director Wachowski the word daebak (great), and he made everyone laugh by saying daebak instead of OK during the shoot. It was great to work together with everyone. It was a meaningful and exciting piece of work.”
Cloud Atlas is an sci-fi blockbuster which cost about 120 million dollars to produce. The film will premiere late 2012.