The Wachowski Siblings’ next project has been floating around the rumor department the last few months, with little concrete to go other than the description of “a Hard-R rated cinema verite-style gay romance iraq war film set in the near future.” That just reads like a movie description spit out of an automatic plot generator. It manages to be seven different types of specific without actually betraying anything tangible about the film. That’s going to change now with three concrete tidbits of news.
First, the film is titled CN9, which means absolutely nothing to anyone else on any movie news sites either. SlashFilm notes that Wikipedia says that “CN9” is an abbreviation for the 9th Cranial Nerve. If you search Google for CN9 but explicitly for pages not mentioning the Wachowskis, here are the top five things that come up besides the 9th Cranial Nerve:
I really hope that the last one is the basis for the film.
The second and even stranger thing we know is that Arianna Huffington is in the film, because she tweeted and posted several pictures of her time at the set shooting her part.
The third and most surreal detail is that Jesse Ventura has also shot a part for the film. Here’s how Ventura described it on the Howard Stern Show:
“Wait til you hear what they did. They brought me, and they brought Arianna Huffington in after me. Arianna was there, and they had her looking like Cleopatra. What they did… Do you remember what John Travolta looked like in that horrible film Battlefield Earth? They put multicolored dreadlocks on me all the way to here. They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right? And they put a third eye in the middle of my forehead. Because what this is, is this is a hundred years in the future, and they wanted me to talk about the current war in Iraq and how I felt about it. And so I got to vent, looking like this maniac in this whole outfit.”
Wow, I’ve just got nothing. The more you find out about this film the less you know. It’s either the most brilliant campaign of misinformation ever waged, or this is going to be the most surreal film of the decade.