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John Malkovich’s latest film won’t be released for 100 years

The Robert Rodriguez-directed movie – which is showing at Cannes this year – won’t hit cinemas until 2115

John Malkovich is – to put it lightly – unpredictable. Best known for his role in Spike Jonze’s meta mindfuck Being John Malkovich, the notoriously private actor has played some of the most colourful characters ever seen on film. His choices are so erratic, that it’s not even that much of a surprise when he decides to casually pose naked for an album cover, or cake his body in flies for an art show.

The latest of these surprise career twists, though, could be his weirdest yet: with Malkovich signing on to a sci-fi film that won’t be released until the year 2115.

The unique project – aptly titled 100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See – will reportedly see the actor team up with Sin City director Robert Rodriguez. According to a press release, it will premiere at Cannes Film Festival this month, before going into a “special safe”, where it will remain for another 100 years. 

It’s worth noting that the movie was made in conjunction with Louis XIII cognac, so there’s a solid chance it might not actually be serious. However, Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of Cannes Film Festival, has been quick to quash any suspicions. “(This) is clearly an innovative cinematographic project,” he said in a statement. “I hope that our descendants will consider the movie 100 Years for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2116.”

If you’re up for not dying, you can catch 100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See when it hits cinemas (will there be cinemas?) in November 2115. Or, if that’s a bit too long to hold on, you can settle with the official trailer below: