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John Malkovich and the Movie You Will Never See

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A Movie Meant Not to Be Seen

Unless you have exclusive tickets for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, you won’t be seeing John Malkovich’s latest film any time soon.

No, really: first announced in November, the movie won’t premiere until 2115. You read that right: audiences won’t see this project for 100 years. Though we highly doubt movie theaters will still exist by then, Malkovich’s innovative project is being treated with the utmost security, with the film being held in a time-locked safe.

But why the elongated wait?

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Find out about the project and its matter-of-fact name…

100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See

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Quite literally, movies are made to be seen.

New films are judged by how many people go to see them in theaters, and you may have watched your favorite film dozens of times. Movies are the pinnacle of moving, visual art. For this very reason, filmmakers were interested in a project that goes against the inherent purpose of film.

Thus, 100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See was born.

Director Robert Rodriguez said, “I was intrigued by the concept of working on a film that nobody will ever see in my lifetime.”

A Hollywood Time Capsule

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Though not much is known about the film, aside from a teaser trailer you can see below, the clandestine project seems to imagine what Earth will be like 100 years from now. We can’t say it looks like the most fascinating movie in the world, but sometimes the project itself is much more important than the product.

Rodriguez is no stranger to built-up movie promotions, and forcing audiences to wait 100 years is certainly a new record. The security around the project is extra crazy…

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