Is the Wachowskis's Next Project a Futuristic Iraq War Movie?
What the heck is going on? Peter from SlashFilm just called me to tell me about some interesting things he found on Twitter today. Arianna Huffington, seen in the photo, the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of The Huffington Post newspaper, recently started tweeting about her visit to Chicago for a movie shoot with the Wachowskis. Here's her first mysterious Tweet: "On plane to Chicago to take part in the Wachowskis' movie on Iraq from the perspective of the future." Whoa, whoa, wait what?! Did the Wachowski's get an entire movie into production without anyone knowing? And it's set 90 years in the future and about Iraq?
Arianna has also been sending out a few interesting photos from the set. The one you see at the top of this post came from her Tweet which read: "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 also even sent out a picture of her with Lana Wachowski, formerly known as Larry Wachowski, which proves that she really is working with them. But no one knows anything about this movie at all. There's no mention of it anywhere else on the web. So what exactly is it?
My speculation is that this might not be for a movie. Directors like this shoot all kinds of promos, shorts, TV specials, pilots, trailers, Oscar specials, things like that. While Arianna keeps saying it's for a "movie," I'm thinking it might just be for something else that isn't an entire movie. Her shoot simply involved her getting done up in "futuristic" make-up and sitting in front of some greenscreen. But I also thought back to Speed Racer. Whenever they would show the "press box" seats in that movie, they were shots that looked just like this. So who really knows? Does anyone out there have any info? Does anyone know what this is all about?
Update: According to a post on CHUD, this is part of the Wachowski's next project, but it's not actually in-production yet. They claim that the Wachowski's are simply doing some test shoots for their next project for a few days this month. If that is the case, it's not anything that's in-production or even has a greenlight, they're just testing how things will look or how to do it. They do say it's "for their next project" but that's all they even know. So if anything, all that update does is confirm that this is supposedly for their next movie, but no one still knows anything about it. The plot thickens! If anyone finds out anything, please let us know!