Glasgow, Scotland, seems to be the new hot spot for big studio productions. Christopher Nolan shot scenes for The Dark Knight Rises in Glasgow this summer, and the Caledonian city recently doubled as Pittsburgh, PA, during the filming of Marc Forster's World War Z adaptation. Now, Glagow is playing host to Cloud Atlas, a sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International). Cloud Atlas started filming last week and already the first "spy" photos have emerged from the set, revealing Hugo Weaving and a be-wigged Halle Berry. more about Cloud Atlas >> Posted 09.19.11 by BrentJS
Tom Hanks is officially set to star in Cloud Atlas, the adaptation of David Mitchell novel comprised of six interconnected stories that span from 1850 to the end of civilization far in the future. Hanks was rumored to appear in the movie last November when Halle Berry spilled that she, Hanks, and Natalie Portman were going to appear in the movie.
Director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International) was originally adapting the book for producers Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix), but Deadline reports that Tykwer and the Wachowskis will write and co-direct the movie. what's Cloud atlas about? >> Posted 04.14.11 by Ryan
Tom Hanks is heading for the Triple Frontier. Producer Charles Roven confirmed to ComingSoon that Hanks will be the first cast member to join Triple Frontier, director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow will re-team with her Academy Award-winning Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal for a story about "the notorious border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil where the Igazu and Parana rivers converge" and create "la triple frontera," a hotspot for organized crime. With Hanks joining the ranks, that's a lot of Academy Award winners standing around a craft services table, even before the rest of the cast is added. Hanks to move on to cloud atlas? >> Posted 12.01.10 by Ryan
Ever since completing the Matrix trilogy in 2003, Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski have directed only one movie (last year's Speed Racer), leaving many to wonder when they'd next get behind the camera. Ariana Huffington, of all people, may have given us an answer.
The co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post posted some photos on her Twitter account yesterday (along with some tweets) suggesting that she's involved in a new feature movie from the Wachowskis.
The tweets indicate that the movie will be a look at the current war in Iraq from the vantage point of a futuristic society. Check the twitpic photos to see more of Huffington's wild hairdo. Posted 12.08.09 by reelz
Six new video clips have emerged for Ninja Assassin, the latest action spectacle from producer Joel Silver and his V for Vendetta and Speed Racer partners, Andy and Larry Wachowski (the creators of The Matrix trilogy). The trio of producers brought V for Vendetta's director, James McTeigue, in to helm the feature, which was shot in Berlin, Germany.
Starring Korean pop star Rain in his first featured role, Ninja Assassin tells the story of Raizo, a boy trained to kill in an orphanage that serves as an assassin factory for the Ozunu Clan, a secret society thought only to exist in myth and legend. When Raizo attempts to escape from the clan and start a new life, they track him down to exact their revenge. Posted 11.12.09 by BrentJS
Last week, IESB reported that Warner Bros. had closed the door on Bryan Singer's involvement with Superman and were looking to reboot the franchise, possibly with James McTeigue as director and Andy and Larry Wachowski producing.
Warner was supposedly hoping for a more action-oriented director, which McTeigue may prove to be with his upcoming Ninja Assassin. However, when SlashFilm asked McTeigue about the possibility of directing Superman, his answer was decidely vague:
You know ... I ... I would say. .. I'll keep you guessing, actually. It's good not to dispel every rumor, right?
McTeigue's answer was surprising considering he was the one to announce Warner's interest in having the Wachowskis take over the Superman franchise in February. At the time, McTeigue thought the Wachowskis may be too busy should their pet project Plastic Man get off the ground, though McTeigue says the movie, at this point, is dead:
Obviously, Larry and Andy, did a script for Plastic Man back in the day. I'll be very surprised if that movie gets made. We haven't ever really talked about it. But I know it's still a Joel [Silver] property or a Warner property...
After directing V For Vendetta, McTeigue has been no stranger to comic book adaptation speculation. At one point he was in talks to direct X-Men Origins: Magneto, though he dismissed those rumors:
[Magneto] was just one of those rumors that started out and I don't know where it came from or how it came up. I think that David Goyer would be surprised about that actually.
I mean, you know, it's not a bad idea.
So no Plastic Man, Magneto's "not a bad idea," and maybe to Superman? McTeigue could potentially have a full slate is any of these rumors become substantiated. Until then, fanboys will have to wait on Ninja Assassin's November 25 release to see if McTeigue's got the goods. Posted 08.07.09 by Ryan
According to AICN the Wachowski Brothers are set to take over the Superman franchise from ousted Bryan Singer, and if they are in charge, they will want to reboot it into a Matrix-style trilogy.
The "dub-bros" were set to start work on another super-flick, Plastic Man, but Warner Bros. has put that project on hold, which would allow for the brothers to work on Superman.
AICN goes on to say...
The Wachowski's are currently reviewing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a Superbowl final. [McTeigue] says if they do agree, he will likely either succumb to providing second unit support on the movie or will champion the directorship of 'Plastic Man.' The very thought of the brothers making a 'Superman' movie is unbelievable as they have grown up in the world of comic books and they would be ideal for the project.
No need to shed tears for Singer, however. He's taking the helm of a Logan's Run remake. Posted 02.12.09 by reelz
After being handed a thorough critical beatdown and feeling the painful sting of audience indifference, the Wachowski Siblings' beleaguered anime epic Speed Racer suffered yet another indignity today -- courtesy of those loveable activists at PETA. The L.A. Times reports that the animal rights group's German arm (the movie was shot in Berlin) has accused Speed Racer's animal trainer of chimpanzee abuse, alleging that a representative of the American Humane Association witnessed an incident in which the poor primate that played Chim Chim was smacked upside the head after biting one of the actors.
The outcry over chimpanzee abuse comes as no surprise. Anyone who's seen the popular West German TV show "Sprockets" knows that Germans love their monkeys.
Source: L.A. Times Posted 05.15.08 by reelz
During the course of our exclusive interview with Colin Chou (debuting on Reelz.com later today!) we got the chance to ask Chou about his rumored involvement in James McTeigue and the Wachowski sibling's Ninja Assassin.
"I just turned down that project," Chou told Reelz.com. "Unfortunately the character they were trying to offer me is not what I'm looking for at this stage in my career. I don't know where that news [came from]..."
"After I read [the script] I said, 'Sorry, I'm not going to take it.' I want to jump to another stage [in my career] so I don't want to play that role, but it's a great script." Posted 04.18.08 by reelz
The Wachowski Brothers' highly anticipated Speed Racer has been announced as a special presentation screening for the closing night of this year's Tribeca Film Festival on May 3, 2008 in Manhattan.
For more info on the festival and to buy tickets for festival screenings, check out the official Tribeca Film Festival site. Posted 04.02.08 by reelz