Reboots, reimaginings it’s all one big trend flooding out Hollywood at the moment and the need for nostalgia has finally hit the ‘Matrix’ franchise. We can now expect the fourth film in the saga to be hitting the big screen.
Stars of the films, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will be returning as well as co-writer/co-director Lana Wachowski.
Reeves and Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively while Lana will be directing this fourth film solo this time out along with co-writing the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell.
Plot details are currently unknown
Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Wachowski says: “Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
The first ‘Matrix’ had its 20th anniversary this year. The three previous films —’The Matrix,’ ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ — have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office. All three were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss.
Reeves career has had somewhat of a busy year so far with ‘John Wick 3’ and Toy Story 4 reminding us all why he is still a beloved actor.