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By Cindy Davis | Industry | September 23, 2010 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | September 23, 2010 |

The Wachowski brothers’ siblings’ next film is the subject of much speculation. Even the name, Cobalt Neural 9, is apparently just a dupe put in place to cause conjecture and leave us dumbfounded, as it means nothing. But we should spend time thinking it means something. You got me?

Vulture claims to have finally gotten more than a few details and for some people they may be too spoilerish, so if you want to bail, now’s the time. Then again, who knows if this movie is real or will even be made, so why worry? According to sources, the story takes place in U. S. occupied Iraq and revolves around two soldiers who fall in love; one, a gay American named Butch (yes!) and the other an Iraqi militant. After the pair survives a tragedy, they become radicals and decide to attempt to assassinate the person who started the whole Iraq mess: President George W. Bush. Hot damn, just add sex and this sounds like my kind of movie. Well, what do you know - there’s purported wild, burqa sex. Sold.

Now the sketchy part. No one knows which movie the Wachowskis are going to make next, this or their other project, an adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. In fact, it’s possible Cobalt Neural 9 will only be made if the directors are willing to finance themselves. Then again, it’s possible shooting will begin next month. It’s also possible the Wachowskis are secretly casting right now and planning to change the title again. Um, there is no spoon?

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