Palma.—The most expensive star studded blockbuster film to have been partly shot on location in Majorca, Cloud Atlas, will hit the screens here next week.

Having already topped the box office in a number of countries, including China, the 100 million dollar movie, the most expensive independent film ever made, opens across Europe next Friday.

Cloud Atlas is a 2012 German epic drama and science fiction film written, produced and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, of Matrix fame, and Tom Tykwer.

Adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, the film features multiple plot lines set across six different eras and stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, James D'Arcy, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, to name just a few.

The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

The crew along with Tom hanks and Halle Berry spent most of the summer of 2011 on the island shooting in locations such as the Port of Soller, where a huge set was constructed, the beach in Formentor, sa Calobra and various locations in the Tramuntana mountains including the Puig Major.

According to sources where Ton Hanks stayed, he was so impressed with the island he has pledged to return for a holiday. Halle Berry has described her new movie as “unique”. “I never could have imagined being part of any film like this. Playing a white Jewish woman was one thing, but playing an Asian man like Dr Ovid was something else. “I loved it. Never in my life would I have thought anybody would hire me to be an Asian man. “The film talks about the human soul and how an evil person can be transformed into a hero, in another body, after a single act of kindness,” she said this week.