“On plane to Chicago to take part in the Wachowskis’ movie on Iraq from the perspective of the future.”
That’s where political pundit Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, began her day on Twitter. From there, she proceeded to tweet pictures from her screen tests for the new film from The Wachowski Brothers, including a shot with her and former-brother-now-sister Lana Wachowski.
We’ve gleaned from her Tweets (seen below) that the film is a futuristic take on the war in Iraq, set some 90-years in the future. In the search for answers, the blogosphere has uncovered more information that could be relevant. Cinematical Editor Erik Davis mentioned on Twitter that the Wachowski’s recently optioned the David Mitchell novel Cloud Atlas, which presents six stories, two of which are set in a dystopian future. The book follows six people who are the reincarnations of the same soul through a great span of time. Per Wikipedia, here are the two dystopian pieces of the Cloud Atlas story:
An Orison of Sonmi ~ 451
Nea So Copros (Korea), dystopian near future. Sonmi~451, a genetically-engineered fabricant (clone) server at Papa Song’s diner, is interviewed before her execution after she rebels against the society that created and exploited her kind. The next character watches Sonmi’s story projected holographically in an “orison,” a futuristic recording device.
Sloosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After
Hawaii, post-apocalyptic distant future. Zach’ry, a tribesman living a primitive life after most of humanity dies during “the fall,” is visited by Meronym, a member of the last remnants of technologically-advanced civilization. This story is told when the protagonist is an old man, to seemingly random strangers around a camp-fire.
Below, Huffington with Lana Wachowski and the Wachowski parents:
Side Note: If one of them (Lana) is now a woman, can we really still call them the Wachowski Brothers?