Keanu Reeves to Reprise His Role as Neo in 'Matrix 4'
By Jennifer Drysdale
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Twenty years after the first film, it's time to re-enter the Matrix.
A fourth Matrix film -- officially described as an "all-new film set in the world of The Matrix" with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively -- is officially a go, Warner Bros. announced on Tuesday.
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana," said Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group. "Lana [Wachowski] 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."
Wachowski wrote and directed the first three films -- The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) -- with her sister, Lilly Wachowski. This new film will be co-written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
"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."
The first Matrix film was both a box office and critical hit, grossing over $460 million worldwide and earning four Academy Awards.
Reeves is already balancing several franchises, with John Wick 4 getting the green light in May and Bill and Ted 3 in production. See more on the actor in the video below.