It’s time to take the red pill again.
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 film.
The three previous films in the franchise – The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions 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. While the first film received rave reviews from critics and fans, the second and third film’s reviews were less than stellar.
The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” Emmerich said in a statement. “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 in a statement. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
Wachowski will also produce the film along with Grant Hill. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and distribute globally.
She is penning the screenplay for The Matrix 4 with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
No word on whether Chicago will see the production yet. The original Matrix film starring Reeves, Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and AMC Theaters is holding special anniversary screenings at select locations beginning Aug. 30.
Source: The Wrap