Wachowskis Are Developing a 'Hard-R' Gay Iraq War Movie?!
Yep, you read that crazy headline right. You may have heard of this already, but if not, here are the latest details. Deadline is reporting from Cannes that the Wachowskis (Matrix, Speed Racer) are circulating a new script that is a "drama that focuses on a 'hard R' homosexual relationship between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi." It's set somewhat in the future and the script is apparently cinema verite-style that "spans back over years that include the current war in Iraq." Apparently they want to direct this next and are currently looking for financiers, but that's apparently all we know about this. I honestly don't know how to respond.
We've actually heard about this before, because back in December some news leaked that the Wachowskis were shooting interview sequences for this mysterious futuristic Iraq war movie (which is where that photo of Arianna Huffington comes from). I'm really not sure what to think about this. I love, or maybe I should say, loved the Wachowskis, but this couldn't be farther from anything I wanted to ever see them make. This isn't even commercially sell-able, even though it is the Wachowskis, I can't think of anyone who wants to see this (do you?). I hope they pick something else, but I have no clue what'll happen. We'll keep you updated.