As reported by Variety, Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the franchise with sister Lilly are going to write and helm the latest project.
It's confirmed! Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss are officially making a return for the Matrix sequel. As reported by Variety, Lana Wachowski, one half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the franchise with sister Lilly are going to write and helm the latest project. The fourth installment of 'Matrix' will see Reeves and Anne-Moss reprise their role as Neo and Trinity.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich on Tuesday. Emmerich 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.”
Apart from Wachowski, the script will be co-written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell and the movie will be produced by Lana Wachowski and Grant Hill. Sources say the film is eyed to begin production at the top of 2020. Warner Bros. has been trying for the last of couple years to find a way to get back into “The Matrix” universe, but a hold-up over producing rights was the reason why the project's development slowed down.
Over the past few months, the studio saw an opportunity to ramp up development and Reeves boasted an amazing box office collection after John Wick 3” and “Toy Story 4” and a script from Wachowski that drummed up excitement. The plot details of the story are not known yet and how the role of Morpheus will be handled is also not known, which was previously played by Lawrence Fishburne.
The three previous Matrix movies, The Matrix, “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and all these movies were written and directed by Lana and her sister, Lilly, and starred Reeves and Moss.
Lana 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."