John Malkovich is a talented actor and filmmaker who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He has starred in numerous successful films, including “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Being John Malkovich,” and “In the Line of Fire.” However, there is one project he created that will never see the light of day.
In the early 2000s, Malkovich wrote and directed a film called “100 Years.” The movie was a collaboration with Louis XIII Cognac, a luxury spirits brand that commissioned the film as part of their marketing campaign. The unique aspect of this project was that it was designed to be released in 2115, exactly 100 years after its creation. The film was meant to be stored in a special safe and passed down from generation to generation until its release in 2115.
The project was ambitious, with Malkovich reportedly spending two years writing the screenplay. He then brought in director Robert Rodriguez to shoot the film, which starred Malkovich himself, as well as actor Shuya Chang.
While the concept of a film to be released 100 years in the future is intriguing, the project faced several setbacks. In 2015, a special press conference was held in Paris to announce the film’s creation, but the original plans to store the film in a special safe were scrapped due to security concerns. The film was then stored in a vault owned by Louis XIII Cognac, but a representative of the company later stated that the film was destroyed in 2017 due to a lack of interest.
Despite the unfortunate fate of “100 Years,” Malkovich’s career in the entertainment industry remains strong. Born in Illinois in 1953, he began his career in theater before transitioning to film. He has received critical acclaim for his work in both fields, with multiple Tony nominations and Academy Award nominations.
Malkovich’s filmography is extensive, with notable performances in “The Killing Fields,” “Empire of the Sun,” “In the Line of Fire,” and “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc.” He also has experience as a producer and director, with projects such as “The Dancer Upstairs” and “Siberian Education.”
In addition to his work in entertainment, Malkovich has also been involved in fashion, with collaborations with designers such as Prada and Comme des Garçons. He is also a co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, which has produced numerous successful plays.
Despite the disappointment of “100 Years,” Malkovich’s career has been full of impressive accomplishments and contributions to the arts. Further, he remains a respected figure in the entertainment industry and continues to take on challenging and complex roles both on stage and on screen.