The Matrix will reload with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss
Warner Bros has been torturing us with hints of a Matrix reboot since 2017, when rumours of Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan joining the cast started circulating. But details of the project have remained scarce ever since, until now.
Yesterday (August 20) Warner Bros revealed that all-round lovely man Keanu Reeves will return as Neo for the fourth instalment of the franchise. The group also announced that he will be joined by Carrie-Anne Moss, who will reprise her role as Trinity.
While Lana Wachowski—the co-creator of the record-breaking and genre-defining world—is set to write, direct and produce the all-new film, returning audiences to the reality-bending universe.
Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group said:
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. 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.”
Lana Wachowski said:
“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.”
Wachowski is producing the film together with Grant Hill. The screenplay is by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
The three previous films—’The Matrix’ (1999), ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ (2003) and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.
Also published on Medium.