The Futuristic Robert Rodriguez Movie You’ll Have To Wait 100 Years To See
No matter how long you live, there’s a Robert Rodriguez movie you’ll probably never see—and no, we’re not talking about Shorts, Machete Kills, or Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Working in collaboration with Louis XIII Cognac and actor John Malkovich, Rodriguez has directed 100 Years, a film that has been placed in a time-locked safe that is scheduled to unlock on November 18th, 2115… assuming an army of futuristic robo-humans don’t bump up the release date. This may sound like an arbitrary promotional gimmick, but it’s inspired by the fact that Louis XIII Cognac is aged for 100 years before release. While we’re guessing the liquor will age better than the film, it’s unlikely that any of us will be alive to confirm that hypothesis.
Little is known about this top-secret production, but we do know that it’s set in the present and inspired by Malkovich’s own futuristic research. According to the actor, they had three versions of the future to choose from: “an incredibly high tech, beyond computerized version of the world,” “a post-Chernoybl, back to nature, semi-collapsed civilization,” and “a retro future, which was how the future was imagined in science fiction of the 1940s or 50s.”
If you’re still scratching your head about this unusual project, find out more in the featurette below.