This week trans filmmaker Lana Wachowski made her first big public appearance since transitioning to discuss her next mega-blockbuster, Cloud Atlas, starring Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon and Tom Hanks.

Formerly known as Larry, Lana and her brother, Andy, shepherded one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of the early 2000s with the Maxtrix trilogy. She also co-directed the iconic lesbian film Bound and wrote the script for V for Vendetta (The less said about Speed Racer the better.)

Here the siblings and director Tom Tykwer discuss Atlas, based on the novels by David Mitchell and set for a release later this year.

Future projects for the Wachowskis include a modern adaptation of Robin Hood, and the sci-fi feature Jupiter Ascending. Sadly their gay romance/conspiracy thriller, CN-9, failed to find financing.  

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