The team behind The Matrix is
considering producing a gay romance film that takes place during the
The Wachowskis – Andy and Lana –
are currently shopping their script which pairs a U.S. soldier and an
Iraqi civilian in love.
“This one's a drama that focuses on a
'hard R' homosexual relationship,” Deadline
New York wrote. The
site is also reporting that the film takes place in the future and
travels back in time to the Iraq war.
“It's a very curious project,” said
Peter Knegt at his IndieWire.com
Lost Boy blog.
“It's cool to see folks even
attempting to get something like this off the ground,” Knegt wrote.
“Especially given the fact that hundreds of gay men have been
targeted and killed in Iraq since 2004, and that the issues the film
could potentially present are intensely important ones.”
The Wachowskis' 1996 film Bound
paired Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon in love as they hatched a
scheme to steal millions in Mafia money. It was the team's first
But it was the 1999 release of the
futuristic sci-fi thriller The Matrix that put the siblings on
the movie map. Their 2008 film adaptation of Tatsuo Yoshida's
Japanese anime series Speed Racer, starring
Emile Hirsch as Speed and Christina Ricci as Trixie, sputtered out at
the box office.