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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2010, 11:19:49 AM »
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Halle Berry joins Natalie Portman in The Wachowskis' latest epic
Source: SyFy

The reclusive filmmakers behind The Matrix and Speed Racer are stocking their latest science fiction project with an Oscar-caliber cast, including Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman and Halle Berry.

Based on David Mitchell's 2004 book, which tells six interwoven stories spanning a thousand years—touching on New Zealand in the 1800s, Belgium in the 1930s, California in the '70s, London in the present, Korea in the near future and Hawaii in the distant, post-apocalyptic tomorrow—Cloud Atlas seems to have overtaken the controversial Gulf War-set gay romance Cobalt Neural 9 on the Wachowskis' to-do list.

In an interview conducted after a screening of her latest film, Frankie and Alice, Halle Berry let slip that she's set to start shooting Cloud Atlas this coming summer.



It sounds like an ambitious undertaking—but if you can find faults with any of the Wachowskis' films, lack of ambition isn't one of them.

on paper this sounds pretty awesome, I hope they film on location and not make everything cgi.

hanks' hair could be a problem :P

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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #91 on: December 02, 2010, 06:03:31 AM »
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oh my god, the wachowskis are adapting cloud atlas??? color me excited.

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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #92 on: April 12, 2011, 04:04:59 PM »
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Focus Features And Tom Hanks Sign On For Wachowski-Directed 'Cloud Atlas'
BY MIKE FLEMING | Deadline

Tom Hanks has become officially attached to star in Cloud Atlas, an adaptation of the David Mitchell novel that consists of six interconnected stories. The Matrix helmers Andy and Lana Wachowski and Run Lola Run helmer Tom Tykwer have signed on to write and co-direct the film. Warner Bros is set to distribute the film in North America, and Focus Features International has signed on to handle international sales and distribution of the film overseas. They will sell rights at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Shooting on the film will begin in September. The logline: An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution. The film has been rumored for some time, with James McAvoy and Halle Berry among the actors who've been rumored to take part. The film will be produced by Five Drops' Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt, with Philip Lee exec producing.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2011, 07:30:49 PM »
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Hugo Weaving Says He’ll Play 6 Different Characters In ‘Cloud Atlas’
Source: The Playlist

Are the Wachowskis ready to make good on the promise they showed those many, many years ago? After making the lesbian thriller “Bound” and the groundbreaking “The Matrix,” the siblings diluted their goodwill with two bloated, disappointing sequels and then flopped with “Speed Racer” (though the film does have its champions in certain quarters). On the producing front, while they scored with “V For Vendetta” they failed to deliver with “The Invasion” and “Ninja Assassin.” In the same vein, Tom Tykwer made a big name for himself with “Run Lola Run” and has failed to match that success since, with a series of films of decreasing quality culminating in last year’s truly awful “Three.” As the saying goes, go big or go home and for their next directing effort all three helmers are teaming up and getting together one helluva cast to adapt one of the most celebrated, and complex, novels in recent memory. David Mitchell‘s “Cloud Atlas” will get the Wachowski/Tykwer treatment with Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent all coming aboard. For those unfamiliar with Mitchell’s excellent book, the story follows six stories across time, which fold in on themselves: a 19th century notary on a Pacific expedition, a bisexual musician in the 1930s, a female journalist in a thriller in 1970s California, an aging publisher in London in the present, a clone in a futuristic dystopia, and a Pacific survivor in a post-apocalyptic world. So given the multiple storylines and time periods, the decision has been made that actors will be playing more than one role each in the film and Weaving has revealed a bit more about what we might expect. “That’s a project that’s really exciting because all the actors will be playing more than one role,” Weaving told the Herald Sun (via Filmonic). “I actually have six characters in the same film and they are all different people in six different stories.” Of course, who those characters are hasn’t been divulged just yet. Either way, for the Wachowskis who seem to raise the stakes on each of their films, “Cloud Atlas” may prove to be their most ambitious offering yet. No word yet on how the directing duties will split, but we’d love to see the Wachowskis get out of their futurist mode and try their hand at period material (though we doubt that’ll happen). Either way, this is probably the most exciting material the directors have worked with since their debut feature so we’re pretty eager to see how this one all comes together. No release date has been set, but Warner Bros. will be distributing the film and we’d guess we’re not going to see this until 2013. Shooting begins in September.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #94 on: May 31, 2011, 01:41:05 AM »
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I disagree about Tom Tykwer. I haven't seen all of his movies, but The Princess and the Warrior was massively underrated/unnoticed, Heaven is superb, and they're both better than Run Lola Run.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2011, 12:21:39 PM »
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Hugo Weaving Says He’ll Play 6 Different Characters In ‘Cloud Atlas’

They should have gone with Eddie Murphy. Actually, Tarantino should cast him in every role in Django Unchained.

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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
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The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer's ‘Cloud Atlas’ Scores A Dec 6 U.S. Release Date & Almost 3-Hr Running Time Revealed
Source: Playlist

In a piece about the various financial comings and goings at Cannes, Anne Thompson has revealed specifics about the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s ambitious, Tom Hanks-led adaptation of David Mitchell’s multi-tiered “Cloud Atlas,” which screened on Wednesday for international buyers, including details on its running time and domestic release date.

Thompson first mentions the interesting details surrounding the film’s funding – initially the Wachowskis and Tykwer proposed that Warner Bros. finance the entire film (this was the studio, after all, that bankrolled the Wachowskis’ hugely successful “Matrix” films and considerably less successful “Speed Racer”). Warner Bros. passed, gawking at the $170 million production budget, and when they did, the directorial trio got lean (which included getting mega-budget stars like Hanks for peanuts), slimmed the budget down to $101 million, secured financing overseas, and according to Thompson, “got the movie made the way the Wachowskis and Tykwer wanted it on foreign pre-sales.” Oh, and Warner Bros. bought the domestic distribution rights for $20 million - nothing like having your cake and getting to eat it too, for a fraction of the price.

Thompson is reporting that the film clocks in at 2 hours and 44 minutes, which Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov let slide despite a contractual obligation to have the film come in at 2 and a half hours (or less). Quite frankly we’re amazing that the movie is that short – the novel, which cannot be recommended enough, consists of six interlocking stories that ripple out from one another and interweave in astounding ways (the stories cover everything from a paperback-y seventies thriller to a poetically post-apocalyptic tale of survival). In short: it’s a fucking epic. The script came in at well over 200 pages as well, so clearly a lot of trimming's been done.

What’s more, a stateside release date is being reported, with Warner Bros. opening the film in America on December 6th. This release date (in prime Oscar territory), along with the lax approach to the running time, indicates to us that the film is really, really good, and the fact that the movie is already finished means that Warner Bros. can screen it earlier and get the buzz rolling.     
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2012, 07:44:02 PM »
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Warner Bros. Sets Release Date for Star-Studded 'Cloud Atlas'
Source: THR

The studio will also distribute the movie starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, in the U.K., France, Spain, Australia and Japan.

Warner Bros. Pictures has set Oct. 26 as the release date for Cloud Atlas, the star-studded adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel directed by the team of Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski.

The studio’s distribution chiefs – Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of international distribution – also announced Tuesday that the studio has acquired rights to distribute the film the U.K., France, Spain, Australia, and Japan, where it will be released in early 2013. 

The movie, which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Wishaw, James D’Arcy and Zhou Xun, got a positive reception when it was shown to foreign buyers at the recent Cannes Film Festival, and its late October date will put it squarely in the awards-season corridor.

“Audiences who have seen an early screening of Cloud Atlas have been elated by its powerful and inspiring story, as well as its breathtaking visuals.  An October release in North America is the perfect window to showcase this epic film,” Fellman said.

“We are proud to be distributing this remarkable motion picture in a number of key markets.  We look forward to working with these visionary filmmakers and the other international distribution partners to bring Cloud Atlas to moviegoers around the world,” Kwan Vandenberg added.
Tykwer and the Wachowskis also wrote the screenplay for the film and produced along with Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt. Philip Lee, Uwe Schott and Wilson Qiu served as executive producers.

Atlas will be released in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland by X-Filme-Verleih; in China by Dreams of the Dragon Pictures; in Hong Kong by Media Asia Group; in Singapore and Malaysia by Ascension Pictures; in Korea by Bloomage Company; in Taiwan by Long Shong Group; in Russia and Eastern Europe by A Company; and in other territories through Focus Features International.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #98 on: February 05, 2013, 04:08:29 PM »
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Sean Bean Joins Lana And Andy Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’ At Warners
BY MIKE FLEMING JR | Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Bean has been set by Warner Bros for a starring role in Jupiter Ascending, which Lana and Andy Wachowski will direct as their next film. Bean will play Stinger, a Han Solo-type character written older than co-star Channing Tatum. He joins Eddie Redmayne, Tatum and Mila Kunis. Bean is represented by CAA and Independent Talent in the UK and attorneys Marcy Morris and Karl Austen.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2013, 08:05:57 PM »
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Netflix Picks Up Wachowskis/ Georgeville Sci-Fi Drama ‘Sense8′ With 10-Episode Order
Source: Deadline

The Wachowskis’ new sci-fi drama project Sense8 has landed at Netflix with a 10-episode order for a debut on Netflix Instant in late 2014.

The series is produced by Georgeville TV, Reliance Entertainment/Motion Picture Capital’s TV studio, in association with J. Michael Straczynski‘s Studio JMS. This marks the first foray into TV series for the Wachowski siblings, the masterminds of The Matrix franchise, who are teamed with sci-fi veteran Straczynski (Babylon 5). Sense8 is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” that incorporates the Wachowskis’ storytelling style. “Andy and Lana Wachowski and Joe Straczynski are among the most imaginative writers and gifted visual storytellers of our time,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

Added the Wachowskis, “We’re excited to work with Netflix and Georgeville Television on this project, and we’ve wanted to work with Joe Straczynski for years, chiefly due to the fact his name is harder to pronounce than ours, but also because we share a love of genre and all things nerdy.” The duo, repped by WME and Circle Of Confusion, also shed some light on how the series was conceived. “Several years ago, we had a late-night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox Sense8 was born.”
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #100 on: May 13, 2013, 06:25:24 PM »
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Set photos:

What the heck, they were working a second ago.
Anyway, there weren't particularly special. Rather odd. Here's the link.

http://collider.com/jupiter-ascending-images-set-photos/

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« Reply #101 on: May 13, 2013, 06:45:47 PM »
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The photos aren't showing. Try posting them as attachments.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #102 on: May 14, 2013, 04:58:57 AM »
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I love that the Collider chooses to use "I" over the "editorial we". I know it's small but it fucking feels good. All other doesn't-matter publications, take note!
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« Reply #103 on: January 10, 2014, 08:03:30 PM »
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Wachowskis' New Sci-Fi Series, Sense8, Will Include LGBT Characters
The 10-episode series will stream on Netflix and include both gay and transgender characters.
BY PATRICK YACCO

After nearly a year-long wait, details about Lana and Andy Wachowski's television project with Netflix have finally been revealed, reports TVLine.com.

The program is titled Sense8, and the 10-episode series follows eight people who are linked by a violent vision. Although the characters are located all over the world, they share images of both the benevolent Jonas and the villainous Mr. Whispers.

Veteran science fiction writer J. Michael Straczynski, who was responsible for 1990s television program Babylon 5 and served as executive story editor on the Sci-Fi cult classic TV series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, will serve as show runner.

Sense8 begins filming in June, with shooting locations ranging from the United Kingdom, Seoul, Mumbai, Nairobi, and Berlin to Mexico City, San Francisco, and Chicago. Cast members have not been announced yet, but roles for the series include a "closeted telenovela hunk" and a transgender blogger.

Other episodes will focus on a thief from Germany, an Icelandic party girl, a Korean executive, and an African bus driver.

Netflix has recently increased its production of original output over the past year, and other future programming includea a multiseries deal with Marvel Comics. The streaming network has released several shows with visible LGBT characters, such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, which have in turn become breakout hits.
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Re: wachowski thread ready for a title change
« Reply #104 on: March 01, 2014, 01:05:20 AM »
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Exclusive: New Matrix Trilogy on the Horizon!
Source: Latino Review

Little bit of background before we get into the scoop. The studios M.O. has always been to deny any story before all the “pieces” are final.

For example, J.J. Abrams and the Khan denials, the new Star Wars trilogy, ID4 Sequels are all news stories broken by fan boy sites that were denied and ended up being TRUE. We can go on and on and with more examples but nonetheless, the studios and its reps will lie.

The scoop! For years people have joked, assumed and even have posted stories about new Matrix movies being in the works to eventually be revealed that the story was not true… How things have changed.

There is an old saying in Spanish, “Por La Plata Baila El Mono”, which loosely translates to “For the Money, The Monkey Dances.”

Cue the music, the monkey is about to dance.

The Wachowski siblings have a very long history over at Warner Bros. but with the exception of the Matrix Trilogy, none of their movies have had great financial success.

Speed Racer/Cloud Atlas tanked and let’s not kid ourselves, by the looks of it, Jupiter Ascending will not be much better.

We’ve been told that the Wachowski’s have already started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio. No word if they will want to direct but my money says “Claro que Si!”.

Warner Bros. is desperate for a surefire franchise and will be making a push to have the new Matrix films ready to up against any new Star Wars and Avatar films by 2017.

So the big question, will Mr. Anderson be back? Who knows!! One of the early outlines was about the birth of the Matrix and now that WB is Terminator-less, some of suits would like to explore that early world but it’s way too early and the story is still very fluid.

I’ve been also told to that the previous animated Matrix films will not have any effect on the live action movies.

Will keep you updated with all the denials.

The derisive ending of the original Matrix trilogy include the bearded Architect suggesting that Neo wasn’t the first “One,” opening the story world for prequels.
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