It was announced today that Robert Rodriguez and John Malkovich have teamed up to make a new movie named ‘100 years’ from a script by Malkovich.
The gimmick with the movie is that it won’t actually be released for 100 years until November 18th 2115, which seems a ridiculously stupid idea from everyone involved. This happened because the movie was funded by Louis XVIII Cognac, which apparently takes 100 years to create – an approach they feel should also apply to filmmaking.
Rodriguez had the following to say about the project:
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A filmmaker makes something for people to see so this was an intriguing idea that I wouldn’t know who my audience is really.
In this world of instant gratification, where you can see everything right now, what if we created a piece of art that the audience would enjoy at some point?
And we have to think, we can’t try to impress them with flash.
We just have to touch their hearts in some way so when they do open this up they get an experience that is maybe unlike anything they are experiencing at that time.
It’s very elegant, it’s emotionally charged, it’s John’s writing and it is, again, we have to touch people’s hearts if they’re going to be seeing it in the future.
It’s easily either of our best work.
Malkovich followed this up by saying the following:
I thought it was a fantastic idea. I wish it had been the fate of a number of films I’ve been in.
As we were preparing this and preparing to write something for it I even went through things about what had been predicted in 1918 or 1915 or 1919.
Some of it was strangely accurate, oddly enough.
Of course the vast majority of it was unimaginable. And I think that’s what the future is to most of us–dark or light I can’t say.
On days like Friday of last week, one can see considerably dark clouds again. But I’m not unhopeful either.
Apparently the movie will debut at the Domaine du Grollet in France in 2115. Until then, it’s going to be kept in a custom-made safe that is not locked by a combination but instead timed to automatically open 100 years from now. It’s also surrounded by bulletproof glass – basically ain’t nobody getting in there.
To be honest though, this all sounds like a ridiculously expensive advert for Louis XVIII Cognac, although probably not as expensive as funding an entire movie of course. It just seems so stupid that it can’t possibly be real, and all the trailers dotted around this page don’t exactly give off an air of it being an actual project either.
I can’t honestly believe either of these guys would be down to be involved in such a dumb project either. I mean who knows if anyone will even be around in 100 years to see it? They certainly won’t be, and the whole thing just seems completely stupid.
But hey, I’d never heard of Lousi XVIII Cognac before but I have now, so I guess something worked with it. Although I’m never gonna drink the stuff because of this dumb advert, so maybe not in the way they were hoping.
More importantly why the hell would Robert Rodriguez direct a John Malkovich script? They’re not exactly the kind of filmmakers you would expect to be paired together are they? I think that’s the biggest tell here and there’s always a tell, even on these 24 fake photographs that fooled the world.