Thursday, July 26, 2012

ZILLY TALKZ: Bae Doona Stars in "Cloud Atlas"

Bae Doona (or Doona Bae) stars in the Wachowskis' upcoming science fiction movie, "Cloud Atlas," which is scheduled to be released on October 26, 2012.  She plays Sonmi~451, a genetically-engineered clone in Nea So Copros in futuristic Korea.  (Click for more information: Cloud Atlas (film) & Cloud Atlas (novel).)  

Bae Doona plays Sonmi~451 in a 2012 science fiction film,
"Cloud Atlas," by the Wachowskis.

In 2011, Bae revealed the Wachowskis sent her the script after watching "The Host" (2006) and "Air Doll" (2009).  (Source"The Host" is a Korean monster movie, directed by Bong Joon-ho (Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Memories of Murder (2003), Mother (2009), and Snow Piercer (2013)).  "Air Doll" is a Japanese movie in which she played Nozomi (Air Doll); it premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival and there, she won critical acclaim for her performance and later in 2009, she won the Japan Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Takasaki Film Festival Award for the Best Leading Actress, and Tokyo Sports Film Award for the Best Leading Actress.

Now, check out this full trailer for the movie, "Cloud Atlas," which made me go back and watch Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" (1982), one my beloved movies of all time.

FYI, Bae's filmography includes roles in:

  • The Ring Virus (1999);
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) with Lee Sungjae & Byeon Heebong;
  • Plum Blossom (2000);
  • Take Care of My Cat (2001) with Lee Yowon;
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) with Song Kangho & Shin Hakyun;
  • Saving My Hubby (2002);
  • Tube (2003);
  • Spring Bears Love (2003);
  • Linda Linda Linda (Japanese, 2005);
  • Tea Date (short film, 2005);
  • The Host (2006) with Song Kangho, Byeon Heebong & Park Hae-il;
  • Air Doll (Japanese, 2009);
  • Doomsday Book (2012) with Ryu Seungbeom, Kim Kangwoo & Song Saebyuk;
  • As One (2012) with Ha Jiwon; and
  • Cloud Atlas (2012) with Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon &Hugh Grant.

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