16 years after The Matrix Revolutions, there’s finally news of another Matrix sequel: the fourth film in the Matrix film series is officially on the way, with stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively. The news came on Tuesday from Variety.
Lana Wachowski, who wrote and helmed the first three films with her sister Lilly Wachowski, will be returning to both write the script and direct. Warner Bros Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and distribute the film globally.
In a statement, Warner Bros Picture Group chairman Toby 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.”
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” Wachowski said. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the script with Wachowski, and both Wackowski and long-time collaborator Grant Hill are set to produce.
Production on the film is set to start at the beginning of 2020.
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