Laurence Fishburne on why he’s not in Matrix 4

Unlike Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), it is now clear that award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne (#FreeRayshawn, Man of Steel, Ant-Man and the Wasp) was not given the choice of taking the red or blue pill to appear in the multi-million dollar reboot of The Matrix. While speaking with New York Magazine, Fishburne said that he … Continue reading “Laurence Fishburne on why he’s not in Matrix 4”

Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set

There is a small independent film shooting in San Francisco right now. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The Matrix. Recently, Keanu Reeves tweeted out footage of his stunt double performing a high wire stunt along with co-star Carrie Anne Moss’ stunt double. Now, we have more video from the San Francisco set of The Matrix 4. … Continue reading “Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set”

‘Matrix 4’ stunt video reveals Neo, Trinity in action

Last week at the Oscars, Best Supporting Actor winner, Brad Pitt, gave props to all of the stunt men and women who risk death-defying stunts on a daily basis. That point is made in spades by today’s video from the the Matrix 4 set. The film (probably a working title) is in full-on production mode … Continue reading “‘Matrix 4’ stunt video reveals Neo, Trinity in action”

‘Matrix 4’ begins filming in San Francisco, Chicago next

The Matrix is officially back. Keanu Reeves who reprises his role a Neo has posted on his Twitter from the set. How he is dressed only adds to the mystery surrounding the upcoming Lana Wachowski sequel. Neo’s trademark trench coat, sunglasses, and clean cut look are gone and have now been replaced with a beard … Continue reading “‘Matrix 4’ begins filming in San Francisco, Chicago next”

‘Matrix 4’ adds ‘Sense8’s’ Eréndira Ibarra to cast

It’s been 17 years since the last Matrix film, Matrix: Revolutions was released. As Reel 360 has reported, director Lana Wachowski is reuniting several familiar faces including Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss for Matrix 4. There are also several new faces joining the cast and now you can include Eréndira Ibarra to that list. According … Continue reading “‘Matrix 4’ adds ‘Sense8’s’ Eréndira Ibarra to cast”

‘Matrix 4’ is greenlit. Will it shoot in Chicago?

It’s time to take the red pill again. The Wrap is reporting that the fourth film in the Matrix series will return to theaters. Warner Bros’ chairman,Toby Emmerich, announced Tuesday. Stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning in their original roles as Neo and Trinity, with Lana Wachowski set to write and direct the … Continue reading “‘Matrix 4’ is greenlit. Will it shoot in Chicago?”

The Matrix Resurrections: Watch the exciting new trailer

Did Neo and Trinity actually stop the machines? Or was it all a lie? That’s the question at hand in the first trailer for the new The Matrix Resurrections. The visually breathtaking trailer, which first screened at CinemaCon last month, presents us with a long-haired and bearded Neo (Keanu Reeves) resembling an older Ted from … Continue reading “The Matrix Resurrections: Watch the exciting new trailer”

WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’

We finally have a release date for The Flash. Maybe this time with IT and IT: Chapter 2’s Andrés Muschietti at the helm, the long-delayed film about the Scarlet Speedster will actually happen. WB also set release dates for The Matrix 4, Shazam 2 and a slew of other films. According to Deadline, The Flash, … Continue reading “WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’”

‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production

Warner Bros‘ The Matrix revival is gearing up for production, presumably in Chicago, for early next year. Thus the final cast members are being added. Last night, Comic Book Movie News reported that Mindhunter and Frozen II star Jonathan Groff had signed on in an undisclosed role. Now Deadline reports that Toby Onwumere will reunite with Sense8 co-creator Lana Wachowski in … Continue reading “‘Matrix’ casts two more for upcoming production”

What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?

A bold catchphrase circulated the online world amidst the Covid 19 pandemic initial lockdown: “artists are second responders.” With deep respect to our first responders and frontline workers saving lives, the average citizen did their part by staying home isolated with no contact to the outside world. What we thought would be a few months … Continue reading “What will become of the movies and theaters post Covid?”

WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max

This is a game-changer. Today, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced that it has committed to releasing its 2021 film slate via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. will continue to exhibit the films theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the … Continue reading “WB will launch every 2021 film on HBO Max”

Warner Bros. shakes up film schedule up to 2023

With Warner Bros moving to delay Denis Villeneuve’ epic sci-fi movie Dune until October 1st, 2021, The Batman’s original release date – other major tentpole films, including Matt Reeves’ film have been affected. The Batman has been pushed to March 4, 2022. The studio also delayed The Flash, Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Black Adam. On … Continue reading “Warner Bros. shakes up film schedule up to 2023”

Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks

Take with a grain of hopeful salt. But actor Alex Ferns, who is playing a newly created character in the highly anticipated Matt Reeves’ film The Batman, has tweeted that the blockbuster will resume production in two weeks. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down the next adventure of The Dark Knight as well as other … Continue reading “Unconfirmed: ‘The Batman’ to resume filming in 2 weeks”

A solve for the film crisis – bring back the double feature

When I was a kid, my dad took me to see The Towering Inferno. It would be the first of ten times I would see it in the movie theater and countless times at home. My wife only knows the film as an annoying poster that hangs on our walls. But for me, it was … Continue reading “A solve for the film crisis – bring back the double feature”

‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes

Count Black Widow as the latest major tentpole film to push back its release date. According to Variety, the first and last solo outing for Scarlett Johansson’s Fallen Avenger will be rescheduled for a later date. This is not surprising given the seriousness of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic engulfing the world. The Disney/Marvel Studios film was … Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ pushes release date, ‘MI:7’ resumes”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The Invisible … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

Chicago officially ranked Second City for filmmakers

When it comes to filmmaking, there is no shame in coming in number two. MovieMaker Magazine has officially ranked Chicago as the second best city to live and film in. What makes the Windy City, which is cold and snowy most of the year, the second best? First, according to MM, the city helped Illinois … Continue reading “Chicago officially ranked Second City for filmmakers”

Halloween Kills: Michael Myers is the hunted in final trailer

Just like perennial boogeyman Michael Myers cannot seem to be killed, neither can the 43-year-old Halloween franchise. Launched in 1978, it is absolutely impossible to remember which films are direct sequels, reboots or reimaginings. That said, 2018’s Halloween (which was a direct sequel to 1981’s Halloween 2) was well received because it was good. In … Continue reading “Halloween Kills: Michael Myers is the hunted in final trailer”

Treehouse: Editor Greg Sunmark to anchor talent roster

Treehouse Edit has brought in veteran creative editor Greg Sunmark to anchor its talent roster as the studio undergoes a shift in talent, focus and client mix. The news of Sunmark’s joining was made by Executive Producer Jeremy Besser, who helped launch the editorial boutique with partner Reid Brody in 2012. Besser says Sunmark’s signing, … Continue reading “Treehouse: Editor Greg Sunmark to anchor talent roster”

LA, Chicago-based agency helps crime prevention data

Former FCB Chicago and Deutsch LA, Creative Director, Josh Hurley, and former Deutsch LA CD, Travis Swingler launched the creative/tech shop CNVYR last year with the intentions of turning a profit while making the world a better place. They struck that balance right out of the gate with the NIBRS “go ready!” campaign. NIBRS stands … Continue reading “LA, Chicago-based agency helps crime prevention data”