By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Chud
Here comes your daily grain of salt. The good people at CHUD have heard from a source in Berlin that Joel Silver has confirmed that the Wachowski Brothers are looking to Keanu Reeves to star in a film based on Plastic Man.
Keanu to Team with Wachowskis for Plastic Man
You'll remember that a pre-Matrix Bros W wrote a Plastic Man script, which Ballack claims Silver said would be the basis for this new film. Our scooper also reports that Silver said they want the movie to have a global release at the end of 2009.
And if that's not a big enough story, Ballack further claims that Silver says that Keanu Reeves will be playing Eels O'Brien (the real name of Plastic Man). Apparently this is the start of a new love period between Reeves and the Wachowskis, as Silver (via Ballack) said that the brothers want to work with him on all their future projects.
I personally don't have any qualms against having Keanu become Plastic Man, I just don't get why the Wachowski Brothers have recently popped renewed-wood for the actor. Since he worked in The Matrix, the Wachowskis -- can we still call them brothers? -- must be thinking that he is their white night. We all know that Emile Hirsch certainly wasn't. Has Speed Racer yet to cross any finish line?