The eagerly anticipated Matrix sequel is in the works – and some of the blockbuster franchise's originals are along for the ride. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced that they will produce and globally distribute Matrix 4.
Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct the project with with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.
It will be fourth film set in the world of The Matrix, which follows a computer hacker who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
The Matrix was released March 31, 1999 and became a global phenomenon, grossing nearly US$500 million and winning four Academy Awards.
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana," Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in the announcement.
"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."
"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 said, referring to her sibling Lilly Wachowski, her co-writer director on the first three films.
According to Variety, sources say the film is eyed to begin production in early 2020. The second and third films of the series, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions both came out on 2003. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service