Vulture has scored a copy of the script for Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski’s controversial next film “Cobalt Neutral 9” and spilled some details:
The film will start a century into the future when digital archeologists discover “lost footage” from the U.S. occupation of Iraq. These clips from old digital cameras, phones and TV broadcasts are played and follow ‘Butch’, a handsome and gay Marine who wants to “f*%k and kill everything” in Iraq and ends up falling in love with an Iraqi soldier turned militant he meets while on combat patrol.
Along with some sex, Butch meets the Iraqi’s family and accidentally draws attention to their home. This leads to a tragedy and the grieving pair attempt to stop the war by assassinating George W. Bush during one of his trips to Iraq. As for the title? “it’s gibberish designed to inspire debate as to its meaning”.
The Wachowski’s are also simultaneously developing an adaptation of “Cloud Atlas” with Tom Tykwer penning the script. Whichever secures financing first will go ahead first.