The creators of The Matrix trilogy are keeping their longstanding partnership with Warner Bros. as they embark on a new movie project called Hood. As you might have surmised from its title, the movie is a modern day retelling of the Robin Hood story. And if you would like to know anything more about how Hood is different from Robin of Sherwood Forest, you can't right now. As is befitting any project that the Wachowskis are involved with, the rest of the details are classified ultra-secret.
The Wachowskis have written the Hood script, but how it fits into their schedule is also a mystery. Let's not forget that Lana and Andy have been putting together another ultra-secret movie called Cobalt Neural 9. The details that have leaked about that movie are fascinating: it's reportedly set 100 years in the future as a documentary team looks back at the U.S.-Iraq war of the early 21st century. Two of the subplots are about an American soldier and an Iraqi soldier, both men, who fall in love and devise a plan to assassinate George W. Bush. The only reason we've heard about the existence of CN9 comes from a couple of photos of Arianna Huffington and Jesse Ventura done up in future fashions. In their article about the Hood project, The Hollywood Reporter mentions that the Wachowskis haven't found financial backing for their Cobalt Neural 9 project yet.
There's also the Cloud Atlas adaptation. The Wachowskis picked up the rights to David Mitchell's tale of humanity during six different time periods last year, and they were going to produce the movie while Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) was slated to write the screenplay adaptation and direct the film. The news about the production had been non-existent until just a couple of weeks ago when Halle Berry mentioned that she was approached to star in the picture along with Tom Hanks and Nicole Kidman.
Of course, the W's could get Hood into pre-production while Tykwer shot Cloud Atlas. As a Hollywood development executive and an astrologer would tell you, it's all about how the stars line up.