John Malkovich is set to promote his new film at Cannes Film Festival this month, but nobody will be able to watch it for another 100 years.
100 Years – The Movie You Will Never See stars Malkovich and was directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Grindhouse). The film is sponsored by the Louis XIII cognac brand and won’t hit cinemas until November 18, 2115.
According to a press release (and reported by
Entertainment Weekly), the film will be “held in a special safe that will open automatically in 100 years when the timing is complete… to ensure that 100 Years remains secure until its official premiere”.
Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of Cannes Film Festival, called the film “an innovative cinematographic project,” adding: “I hope that our descendants will consider the movie 100 Years for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2116”.
A behind-the-scenes trailer for the film has been released (watch below). In it, Malkovich says: “Part of the notion inherent in this is for us to try to imagine what the world will be like in 100 years”. Rodriguez, meanwhile, says he “wanted [the film] to be a work of art that is enjoyed in 100 years”.