The Wachowski brothers exploded onto the movie scene with The Matrix… but one can’t help but wonder if they were a 1 trick pony. Most people hated the last 2 Matrix movies (for the record, I really like the second Matrix movie… but thought the third one was a total crap fest), and now their first directoral outing since the Matrix films, Speed Racer, looks like a giant sack of shit in the making.
But I can’t help but be interested by this news. Our friends over at MTV are saying that the Wachowski brothers are looking at developing a movie with Collin Chou (He played Seraph in the last 2 Matrix flicks).
The high-kicking Chou will soon be seen opposite Jackie Chan and Jet Li, appearing as the villainous Jade War Lord in April 18’s damn fine kung fu flick “The Forbidden Kingdom.” Following that film’s release, Chou will continue talking with the Wachowskis as they develop their unnamed script with him in mind. The inclusion of Chou, a veteran of more than thirty martial arts films, would seem to indicate that the Wachowskis are hoping to get back to the stylized fighting and wire work that made “Matrix” a powerhouse sci-fi series.
Now this could be very interesting. I think most of us saw Chou as a potential leading guy, and the notion of the Wachowski brothers getting back to something martial arts related is intriguing. Sign me up if this actually happens!