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Wachowskis reteaming with WB for new take on Robin Hood; more names attached to CN-9

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
December 8th, 2010

With their take on the famous novel, CLOUD ATLAS, set to be the duo’s next film, Andy and Lana Wachowski are not only set to take on a brand new project, but will be once again teaming with WB for said project.

THR is reporting that The Wachowskis will helm a new project titled HOOD, a “modern, urban take on the Robin Hood myth.” The pair have apparently “reached out to” actors, including Will Smith, an actor they’ve been wanting to work with since THE MATRIX (he was originally set to be Neo, for those who may not remember).

Also on the slate for the filmmakers is their much talked-about gay Iraq War romance film, CN-9, which follows “archeologists piecing together events from the U.S. occupation of Iraq using found footage and includes two male soldiers falling in love and a plot to assassinate George W. Bush.” Apparently Arianna Huffington (who we knew would be in it originally), Salman Rushdie, Jesse Ventura, and Cornel West have shot some “talking heads” sequences for the film. They are some busy bees.

Personally, while the premise doesn’t quite get me all that jazzed, I do definitely have a massive amount of interest in anything and everything that this cinematic duo does. This one does definitely promise a lot of their standard visual flourishes, so hopefully this can be yet another visually impressive film from the Wachowskis' canon. At least let it be less of a campfest than SPEED RACER.

That may be asking too much though.

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