It still remains to be seen whether the commercial failure of Speed Racer will drive The Wachowski Brothers further away from the spotlight, but for their next project Ninja Assassin they are taking a hands-off approach, once again letting V For Vendetta‘s James McTeigue direct. This week, however, there is an interesting rumour percolating about a possible comic book movie for the Wachowskis: Plastic Man! Yep, the DC version of Mr. Fantastic… minus the brilliant mind, that is.
According to a scooper at CHUD, producer Joel Silver was on a German radio show where he announced that Plastic Man would be their next project. He also revealed that Keanu Reeves would be headlining the film. Although it may seem like this news is coming out of left field, it is a fact that the Wachowski Brothers wrote a Plastic Man script back in 1995 (you can check out a review of this script over at UGO). Personally, I’d love to see a movie based on this wacky, offbeat character, and we all know the brothers would provide some unique visuals to go with it. The question is, would anyone go see it?