One of the most iconic sci-fi films might be getting a reboot!
Sources tell The Hollywood Reported that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of remaking “The Matrix”, with Zak Penn (of “Ready Player One” and “Alphas” fame) in talks to write. Besides that, “Fantastic Four” actor Michael B. Jordan is reportedly being eyed for a major role.
However, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original trilogy, are not involved in the reboot. Fans can probably count original actor Keanu Reeves out of the picture as well as the “John Wick” actor previously indicated that he would return only if the Wachowski siblings were involved.
“The Matrix” was first released in 1999 and is considered as one of the most original films in cinematic history. Starring Reeves as a computer hacker named Neo, the Academy Award-winning film sees humanity living in a simulated reality created by a malevolent cyber-intelligence. After discovering the truth behind the Matrix, Neo joins like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (played by Carrie-Anne Moss) in their struggle to overthrow the oppressors.
The Hollywood Reporter also said that franchise’s producer Joel Silver approached the studio with a new “The Matrix” movie in mind. The publication added that Warner Bros. is wary about of his reputation budget-control issues and his strained relationship with the Wachowskis. Furthermore, he reportedly sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about USD30 million.
While the idea of a reboot seems promising, The Verge notes that the project could still get canceled.
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