Their next film should be a significant departure from their previous work both in tone and subject matter. Cobalt Neutral 9, previously known simply as, ‘CN9’ (which the brothers are writing and directing), is an Iraq war drama about a homosexual relationship between a US soldier and an Iraqi national. Coming Soon say that the film will be set initially in the near future and then flash back, being filmed in a “cinéma vérité” style. To say that this will represent a stark contrast from the bullet-time, reality warping style of The Matrix and the primary colours of Speed Racer is something of an understatement.
IMDb say this is due out in 2012, but there is little further news at the moment beyond the limited synopsis set out above and the news from Coming Soon that casting is underway. We will bring you more news as we get it. Thanks to Production Weekly and Deadline for the initial news.