I haven't liked a film directed by the Wachowskis since The Matrix, but with the first details emerging about their new project -- the cryptically titled CN9 -- that may be about to change.

Production Weekly took to Twitter to report that casting on the film has begun. There's not a wealth of information out there about CN9 -- in fact, all we really know for sure at this point is that it's going to be a "hard-R war picture about a homosexual American soldier who falls in love with an Iraqi." But, before you assume it's just Brokeback Mountain set in the Middle East, consider that CN9 could stand for the ninth cranial nerve (it does in medical terminology), which is the nerve responsible for receiving information from the tongue, middle ear, and tonsils according to website Playlist. When you do that, the site suggests that it doesn't seem like a stretch to picture the filmmaking duo once again venturing into the world of strange alternate realities and sci-fi. Of course, people could be reading this totally wrong -- CN9 might stand for something entirely different. That's the thing, at this point no one really knows. Ah, the joys of pure speculation.

The new feature will reportedly be shot in a cinema verite style and be set in the near future and work its way back through the war. No one has officially been cast in CN9 yet, but with the process underway it seems only a matter of time before we know what this film is about and who will be appearing in it.

Do you think CN9 will be the film to help the Wachowskis get back on track after the disastrous Speed Racer? Pay a visit to the comments section and share your observations.