Right, but WILL DANNY TREJO BE IN IT?!!
While dozens, if not hundreds of films have attempted to predict what “the future” would look like in one way or another, has there ever been one that actually waited for the future to arrive before it was released?
That’s exactly the kind of question being asked and answered by Robert Rodriguez and John Malkovich’s most recent project, 100 Years.
Shot as a promotion for Louis XIII Cognac — an “ultra-luxury” liquor that is aged 100 years — a short film directed by Rodriguez and starring Malkovich was completed last week, then placed in a time-locked safe that won’t open until November 18th, 2115.
The project was born when Louis XIII global executive director, Ludovic du Plessis, approached Malkovich with an idea to celebrate the 1915-dated bottles of their premium booze currently sitting on shelves — an idea which has of course been kept a secret from the public. Malkovich, whom Plessis referred to as “the greatest actor of his generation,” instantly took the idea and ran with it, calling upon Rodriguez to bring his “emotionally charged” vision to life.
“There were several options when the project was first presented of what (the future) would be,” said Malkovich. “An incredibly high tech, beyond computerized version of the world, a post-Chernobyl, back to nature, semi-collapsed civilization and then there was a retro future which was how the future was imagined in science fiction of the 1940s or 50s.”
You can check out three teasers for the film below — all of which envision a different picture of what the future might look like — but bear in mind that none of them contain actual footage from the film.
So how exactly will 100 Years be screened when the fabled day arrives? io9 explains:
“How the team at Louis XIII envisions this all going down: they are sending out metal movie tickets to about 1,000 influential people inviting them to invite their descendants to a screening exactly one century from today. At that time, they’ll grab an old projector (the movie will be preserved on film stock) and press play.”
An ambitious experiment to say the least, but it still doesn’t compare to the pitch I gave Malkovich for Con Air 2: Deep Space Con, IMO.