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Wachowskis To Launch SciFi Series On Netflix In 2014

March 28th, 2013 8:55am EDT
Andy and Lana Wachowski
Andy and Lana Wachowski will be directing an original series for Netflix. The filmmakers are teaming up with "Babylon" creator J. Michael Straczynski to create 10 episodes of science fiction series "Sense8."

The siblings issued the statement: "We've wanted to work with Joe Straczynski for years, chiefly due to the fact his name is harder to pronounce than ours, but also because we share a love of genre and all things nerdy.

"Several years ago, we had a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us, and out of that paradox Sense8 was born."

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Wachowski Filmmakers Sued Over 'Matrix' Sequels

March 4th, 2013 3:43pm EST
Andy Wachowski
Filmmaker Andy Wachowski and his transgendered sister Lana are facing a $300 million lawsuit over allegations they stole the premise for their two The Matrix sequels.

The directing duo has been accused by Thomas Althouse of copying the ideas for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions from a script he claims to have submitted to executives at Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio behind the franchise, in 1993.

Althouse, whose work was titled The Immortals, never heard back from Warner Bros. bosses and alleges he didn't realize the similarities between the work of the Wachowskis and h...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Bound'

October 26th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Bound
Films fans are sure to flock to the sight of the epic looking "Cloud Atlas" this weekend, but we thought it a good time to check out some early Wachowski fare. Back when Lana was Larry and style was the special of the day...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s selection was a sexy, tense and ultimately stylistic masterwork that all but announced the arrival of the famed Wachowski Brothers. It combined a terrific story with some dynamite performances – and looked good doing it. Lesbians, double crosses and a little Tom Jones, it’s the 1996 underrated thriller..."Bound."

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Lana Wachowski Opens Up About Foiled Suicide Attempt

October 24th, 2012 11:33am EDT
Lana Wachowsk
Lana Wachowski owes her life to a mysterious stranger who thwarted her plan to commit suicide by staring at her intensely as she prepared to jump in front of a train.

The Matrix director, who lived as a man until 2002 and confirmed her gender reassignment in July, has previously told of her troubled childhood as she struggled with her body issues.

Now she's revealed she was pushed to the brink of suicide in her teenage years by school bullies and "voices" in her head - but she aborted her grisly plan to dive under the wheels of a train in Chicago, Illinois when a mystery man put her off...
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'Speed Racer' Condemns Franchise Dignity, But Delivers Sensorial Explosion

May 9th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Speed Racer
(HollywoodChicago) – While Hollywood slapped “PG” on the hotly anticipated “Speed Racer” to line its pocketbooks with the widest hodgepodge of people (ahem: kids) everywhere, those same kids will leave the theater with that lollipop nearly sucked to the stick but then yanked away with confusion.

Rather than the “go!” marketing hype, this is a stop-and-go proposition. Chicago brothers Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are ultimately wrangling with a clear identity crisis of who this film is meant for.

Emile Hirsch in “Speed Racer”.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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'Speed Racer' Star Christian Oliver Talks About Playing Snake Oiler, His Off Screen Work & More

May 5th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Christian Oliver
He may be viewed as a fresh face, but Christian Oliver is more than qualified to become Hollywood's next "It" boy. The German native has quite an impressive resume to back the title and continues to race his way up the Hollywood ladder. He's appeared in "The Good German" alongside Cate Blanchett and George Clooney and currently runs his own production company. Starpulse had a chance to speak with the charming and humble actor as he discussed his role on screen in the new movie "Speed Racer" (in theaters May 9) and off screen as a writer and producer.

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Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 1

January 10th, 2008 11:56am EST
Iron Man
"Iron Man" (May 2)

"Iron Man" is a good story, and with the film's decent cast it could be one of the best Marvel movies yet. With Tony Stark being one of the main protagonist/antagonist's in "Civil War," it's no surprise that his time has come.

Tony Stark is a fascinating character. He's not altogether different from Batman, at least on paper. He's a billionaire industrialist who uses his wealth and intelligence to become a superhero, standing among some of the strongest heroes in the world as an equal although he is but a man. Iron Man relies on technology, his wits, and a dark...
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