'The Matrix' Reboot In Early Phases Over At Warner Bros.

For any old system a reboot might be needed... sometimes it may not be needed.

At this point in time it is unknown in what capacity the project will look like but Warner Bros. are in the very early phases in developing a relaunch of the 1999 hit The Matrix. It is also being reported that Zak Penn has been in discussion to write a treatment for the project.

There are also sources saying that Michael B. Jordan is being eyed to star in the film, but work will need to be done in order to get things going.

The original film's writers and directors - the Wachowski siblings - who also worked on the film's sequels, as of now have no affiliation with the reboot.

The Matrix released in March 31, 1999 was met with thunderous applause and praise, gaining four Academy Awards. It also played a revolutionary part in the visual effects world for its new and innovative use of what is now called bullet time. The film starred Keanu Reeves as a software programmer, who goes by the name of Neo aka The One, who is submerged into the reality that is the real one and not a computer generated one thanks to Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne, and Trinity, played Carrie-Anne Moss. Neo was pitted against Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) to save the world in the film.

While the film's sequels, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, were met with less than stellar approval from fans the franchise put Reeves on the map. The actor, while promoting John Wick: Chapter Two, recently talked about revisited the franchise but only will do so if the Wachowskis were to return. "They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?” Reeves said to Yahoo Movies.

A reboot of such a property would deter some at Warner Bros. but other see it as needed redevelopment to compete in the market - now filled with revisiting old intellectual properties. The idea of the reboot or revisit could be something much different from a standard reboot and more of a different take on certain things al a Lucasfilm and its Rogue One film, a Morpheus origin story for an example.

Source: THR


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