It’s official, The Matrix 4 movie is happening and Lana Wachowski is writing and directing a fourth film set in the world of ‘The Matrix’. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss and actor Keanu Reeves reprise their roles as Trinity and Neo, respectively.
The Matrix 4 film will be produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Making the announcement on Tuesday, Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich said: “We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana.” He added that “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.”
Other writers adding to Wachowski script are David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. According to various sources, the film is set to begin production early 2020. Lana Wachowski is also producing with Grant Hill.
Over the past years, Warner Bros. has been trying to find a way to do the Matrix for fourth instalment, however, due to hold-up over producing rights, the project was slowed down.
According to some sources, the film will also feature a young Morpheus, originally played by actor Laurence Fishburne.
The three previous science fiction action films; ‘The Matrix’, ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ together earned more than $1.6 billion at the box office globally. All three films were written and directed by American film and TV directors, writers, and producers, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, who are sisters. The movies starred Moss and Reeves.
Speaking about the movie, 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.”
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