The Matrix 4 Eyes Early July Production Re-Start Date
As the world slowly comes back together, Hollywood continues to ramp up production on a number of big projects. According to Deadline, one of the big films returning to production soon is the highly anticipated Matrix 4, which is eyeing an early July date to get the cameras rolling once more.
The trade also reports the cast signed eight-week extensions to keep the actors on hold until July 6. Production on the third Matrix sequel kicked off back in February, but went into hiatus during its Berlin shoot due to the coronavirus situation.
Lana Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, and will direct the film as well. Academy-Award winning cinematographer John Toll (Legends of the Fall, Braveheart) will shoot the highly-anticipated sequel, succeeding Bill Pope who was the cinematographer for The Matrix trilogy.
Plot details on the fourth live-action film in The Matrix franchise haven’t been revealed, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions it’s not a clear cut answer.
Earlier this year we asked our readers if they were interested in more movies in the series, with 69% of those voting saying “Yes!” In a secondary poll, 58% said they wanted to see a continuation of the series. Looks like they’ll be getting what they wanted!
The three previous films—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.
The Matrix 4 is scheduled for a May 21, 2021 release.