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It's Official: Keanu Reeves And Carrie-Anne Moss Will Be Back In 'Matrix 4'

The franchise will be making a comeback 20 years after the release of the first movie.

The cinematic surprise of the week, if not the month, is here: nobody was expecting the announcement made by Variety on August 20 that the Matrix would be back on the big screen after receiving the green light from Warner. But what else do we know about the forthcoming movie? 

First of all, the movie will be a Matrix 4 rather than a reboot, breaking the recent trend in Hollywood for remaking ageing franchises. The two main actors, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, will be returning to their roles as Neo and Trinity. And here's another important piece of information: Lana Wachowski will be directing the movie without the help of Lilly Wachowski, four years after Jupiter Ascending. 

Warner, alongside Village Roadshow Pictures, is still at the head of the project which takes us back to 1999 when the first installment was released, revolutionizing the world of sci-fi movies with its dystopian plot and unusual technical and technological ideas involved in the production - how can we forget the famous "bullet time" effect made popular by the Wachowskis' movie? 

Toby Emmerich, the current chairman of Warner, has said: 

"We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana [Wachowski]. 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".

And Lana, for whom this will be the fourth film she directs alone, emphasizes that the universe of the Matrix, designed during the late 1990s, has never been as relevant as it is today: 

"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 screenplay will be written by American writer Aleksandar Hemon and British novelist David Mitchell, the movie will be produced by Lana Wachowski and Grant Hill, and production could start in early 2020. We can't wait, but we're also a bit worried that we'll be disappointed by the final product...

 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

 

By Louis Lepron, published on 21/08/2019

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