A movie no one will ever see is set to have a display at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
100 Years — The Movie You Will Never See, starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez, will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The film, first announced in November, was made in conjunction with Louis XIII cognac and won’t arrive in theaters (or whatever theaters are called in the future) for another hundred years, on Nov. 18, 2115.
Per a press release, “to ensure that 100 Years remains secure until its official premiere,” the project is being “held in a special safe that will open automatically in 100 years when the timing is complete.” That safe will make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting other cities around the globe and eventually heading back to Cognac, France and the Louis XIII cellars.
“100 Years starring John Malkovich is clearly an innovative cinematographic project. I hope that our descendants will consider the movie 100 Years for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2116,” Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of Cannes Film Festival, said in a statement.