Named after an obscure piano piece by a Japanese composer, the novel consists of six interlocking stories written in different prose styles and set in different times and places.
With Hollywood studios reluctant to put up the full cost of production, more than one-third of the money to make the film was raised in the city.
Chinese money may have helped fund the production costs of the Hollywood hit Cloud Atlas - but mainland audiences won't be getting the full picture.
With six different plot threads twined together, Cloud Atlas is as lofty-minded as the title suggests. Based on another so-called unfilmable novel - this one by British author David Mitchell even...
State media censors will edit out a hefty 35-minutes of film from German science fiction drama Cloud Atlas before its release next week, Shanghai-based Dongfang Daily reported on Wednesday.