Andy and Lana Wachowski are currently at work adaptation David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas plus they’ve got their mysterious Cobalt Neural 9, an uninspiring new take on Robin Hood, and now it looks like they’re going back to the action-sci realm. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has picked up the siblings’ original script Jupiter Ascending and put it on the fast track for a spring start date. The studios is reportedly looking for an A-list star to lead the film and, to the surprise of no one, the script and logline are being kept under tight wraps. It will be another (most likely expensive) film in the pipeline for Warner Bros., which is also putting adaptations of Akira and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in front of cameras next Spring.
Deadline also reports that Cobalt Neural 9, a hard-R drama that centered on a homosexual relationship between an American soldier and Iraqi citizen, has had trouble picking up funding. I’m excited to hear what Jupiter Ascending is about, and will try to block The Matrix Revolutions from my memory.