This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Matrix, which told the story of hacker Neo and his discovery that the world was in fact a simulated reality. And it will see the return of original trilogy stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss to their respective roles as Neo and Trinity.
The screenplay is by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon, and David Mitchell.
Time to grab your pleather trousers and hack into some robots, because The Matrix is back, baby.
Matrix 4 is in production, Warner Bros. The Wachowskis wrote and directed the first three Matrix films together, and later collaborated on cult movies like Speed Racer, Jupiter Ascending, and the niche but beloved Sense8 on Netflix. Earlier this year, Lilly Wachowski gave any new iteration her blessing. After years of rumors and tales of reboots and a revolving door of talented folks all taking a crack at this iconic and mind-bending universe, the new film will return to where it all began. Lana Wachowski had this to say in a statement.
Plot details on the film haven't been revealed, and given the ending of 2003's The Matrix Revolutions it's not a clear cut answer. "I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends", said Lana.
There is no release or title for The Matrix 4 just yet.
This news all comes as a bit of a jolting surprise, even though talks of a fourth entry have swirled since. well, since a second and third movie were announced.