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Like I told my buddy the other day: it’s too bad “Speed Racer” didn’t throw in some Hard R gay romance action, because that would have made it so much better. Oh, like you didn’t think the exact same thing while watching Speed drive around in his little fancy car. Whatever.
In any case, the biggest news out of Wachowski Town has the siblings (you can’t call them the “Wachowski Brothers” anymore, since one of them is no longer a bro, if you know what I mean) secretly developing a new movie called “Cobalt Neural 9″ (aka “CN9″), essentially “Brokeback Mountain in Iraq”. The film will focus on a gay romance between an American soldier and an Iraqi during the Iraq War.
That brief story outline pretty much guarantees that “Cobalt Neural 9″ will be committing commercial suicide when it opens in theaters, but at the same time will be up for a ton of Hollywood awards.
Deadline‘s article on the film also goes into Hollywood’s current fad of casting movies without allowing actors or their reps to actually read the scripts. The Wachowskis’ “Cobalt Neural 9″ is one such movie. Because, obviously, what self-respecting fanboy wouldn’t want to know all there is to know about a Hard R film about a homosexual romance set during the Iraq War? I know I do.