Wachowski's futuristic Iraq war film?
Now this could all be an elaborate ruse to rope in the online film critics, but looking into it the story seems a little too much like effort for nothing if it isn't. However some twitters from Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post newspaper, have revealed that she's on set with the Wachowski's and working on an Iraq war film with a difference, the difference being it's set some ninety years in the future.
It first caught my eye when Richard Kelly wrote about it on his twitter account, seemingly just as confused as we now are, after all it came from nowhere. Here are the tweets in question.
”Does anyone have any information about this Wachowski Iraq project that @ariannahuff has been tweeting about?”
”http://twitpic.com/skira - Do u want to know what I'll look like in 90 years? Here's a shot from the set of the Wachowskis' futuristic movie”
She has quite a few more pictures from the filming showing her with the Wachowski's, and mentioning them and being on set for the green screen shots, but nothing more about the film itself.
Seems that the Wachowski's are in fact filming an Iraq War film set well in the future.
Pulling together the subsequent investigations online, CHUD, found through First Showing, come up saying that they are merely test shooting for their next project, and that's followed up by Cinematical who state that they've optioned the novel Cloud Atlas, there's no direct link to that story from the article though.
Regarding that novel, I wrote an article back in February about the adaptation of the 2004 Booker Prize winner David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers. Back then Twyker himself said of the project:
"It is a really fascinating and ultra-demanding concept which I am developing with the Wachowski brothers for me to direct."
The story seems to be set across multiple time zones with each interrupting the other and picking up the story from something referring to the past, i.e. the journals of someone, the novel that the journals are based on, the journalistic investigation into the author of the novel, the novel that is based on that, the film of the novel, etc. and this moves from the early nineteenth century onto the future.
Could this be what the Wachowski's are working on just now? Well perhaps, but where's Tom Twyker?