The Matrix reboot may be happening at Warner Bros.
Yet another reboot is in the works, according to THR. This time around it’s The Matrix. Sources tell the site that Warner Bros. has a reboot of the sci-fi film in the works, with Zak Penn (Ready Player One, X-Men: The Last Stand) in talks to write the script. The studio is reportedly looking at Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic Four) to star, but it’s early days yet. The original film came to us from The Wachowskis and is considered one of the great sci-fi films of all time. It was known for its groundbreaking effects that have been endlessly copied over the years. At this time, the Wachowskis are not involved with the project.
The film was released back in 1999 and gave us an effect known as “bullet time,” the slow-moving action that showed bullets slowly moving during the heightened perception of the main character. The term was used in the script for the first film and is now trademarked by Warner Bros. The Matrix is the story of Neo, played by Keanu Reeves (John Wick, Speed), a hacker who is brought into the “real” world, learning that what we perceive as reality is actually a computer program. The Matrix also starred Laurence Fishburne (Mystic River, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Carrie-Ann Moss (Jessica Jones, Memento).
There were two sequels for The Matrix; The Matrix Reloaded in 2003 and The Matrix Revolutions released six months after the first sequel. The Animatrix was an animated anthology based on the film series and was also released in 2003. There have been numerous video games, anime and comics in the franchise that have continued the story.
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