Sci-fi franchise The Matrix will return for a fourth movie with Keanu Reeves reprising his function as kung fu-kicking, sun shades-wearing hero Neo, studio Warner Bros stated Tuesday.
Lana Wachowski will helm the mission, returning to write, direct and convey the modern installment of the hugely famous series approximately people trapped in a virtual reality with the aid of machines, which has netted extra than $1.6 billion worldwide.
“We could not be greater excited to be re-getting into ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” studio chairman Toby Emmerich said in a assertion sent to AFP.
“Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker,” he added.
Lana and her sister Lilly — who were formerly known as the Wachowski brothers, Andy and Larry, before switching gender — directed the unique trilogy.
Warner Bros did not specify if the brand new movie could be an immediate sequel, saying best that it was “set within the world of ‘The Matrix’,” and did no longer give a launch date.
The unique movies observed a band of rebels who battled intelligent machines in a destiny wherein humans are enslaved inside the Matrix — a digital reality that resembles the contemporary international.
Reeves’ Neo become a hero on a assignment to shop mankind.
The darkish myth featured a combination of pseudo-jap philosophy and Western mythology, spectacular combat scenes and extravagant computer graphics.
“most of the ideas Lilly and i explored twenty years in the past approximately our fact are even more applicable now,” stated Lana Wachowski.
“I´m very happy to have these characters returned in my life and grateful for another risk to work with my superb friends.”
Carrie-Anne Moss will also go back to her function as Trinity, the studio stated Tuesday.
The authentic film turns 20 this year, with special screenings planned inside the US later this month.
The 0.33 film within the collection, The Matrix Revolutions (2003), was the primary movie to be launched concurrently round the sector at the identical hour.