Cloud Atlas, the first film directed by the Wachowski siblings (along with Tom Twyker) since 2008’s Speed Racer, has just gone into production, and it seems Andy and Lana are keen that there won’t be such a big gap between their next movies. They have their follow-up planned already with the Warner Bros. project Jupiter Ascending.
The storyline is being kept under tight wraps, but the project is said to bring Andy and Lana Wachowski back to their sci-fi roots. The Wachowski’s came up with the original idea and will write the screenplay.The directors and studio are currently mulling over which A-list actor to pitch the project to.
It isn’t known when Cloud Atlas will wrap production, although it is said Jupiter Ascending is being targeted to start production as early as spring 2012.
But what about the ‘Hard-R gay Iraq movie’ that was mooted for the Wachowskis before they committed to Cloud Atlas? That film, Cobalt Neutral 9,is apparently dead in the water, since they couldn’t secure financing.
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