EXCLUSIVE: Wachowskis, Warner Bros. Take Aim With 'Hood'
Andy and Lana (formerly Larry) Wachowski are returning to the Warner Bros. fold with Hood, a modern, urban take on the Robin Hood myth.
The Wachowskis wrote the script and will direct the tale, which in keeping with the modus operendi of the duo, is shrouded in secrecy.
The pair are already reaching out to actors, with insiders saying Will Smith as one of those who they reached out to.
While a take on Robin Hood may not be much to go on, knowing the proclivities of the duo, it will undoubtedly have a brand of visual take and their comic book-fused pop art sensitivities.
The Wachowskis have been working on their Iraqi war movie, CN-9, told from the point of view of archeologists piecing together events from the U.S. occupation of Iraq using found footage and includes two male soldiers falling in love and a plot to assassinate George W. Bush.
The hot button project has been slow to find financing, although the pair have shot some talking-head sequences with Arianna Huffington, Salman Rushdie, Jesse Ventura and Cornel West.
Warners has been the home to the Wachowskis ever since 1999’s The Matrix. The relationship went through a challenge with 2008’s flop Speed Racer but the pair did give the studio first-crack at CN-9. Hood clearly shows there are no hard feelings.
The Wachowskis are repped by WME and Circle of Confusion.