The Matrix saga set to continue with a FOURTH film in the works starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss
The Matrix saga isn’t over yet.
Variety reported Tuesday that a fourth film is officially in the works, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss set to return to their roles as Neo and Trinity.
The next chapter of the beloved sci-fi series will be written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who previously helmed the last three films with her sister Lilly.
Back for more: A fourth Matrix is officially in the works, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss returning to their beloved roles of Neo and Trinity
Production is being eyed to begin in 2020, sources tell the site.
Matrix four will be produced and globally distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Announcing the latest chapter, Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Brothers Picture Group, raved: ‘We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana.
‘Lana 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.’
Blue or red? The wildly successful Matrix trilogy followed the adventures of Neo (Reeves), a computer programmer who chooses to leave his life in a simulated reality behind after ingesting a mysterious red pill
Critical acclaim: The recipient of multiple Academy Awards, the trilogy was beloved by fans and critics alike
The wildly successful Matrix trilogy followed the adventures of Neo (Reeves), a computer hacker who leaves his simulated reality life behind after ingesting a mysterious red pill.
The entire trilogy was written and directed by Lana and her sister Lilly, and began in 1999 with the release of The Matrix, followed by The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003.
The recipient of numerous awards, including several Oscars, the trilogy was beloved by fans and critics alike.
Beloved film: The trilogy began in 1999 with the release of The Matrix, followed by The Matrix Reloaded in May 2003 and The Matrix Revolutions in November 2003
Not only were they a success critically, but the three films combined have earned over $1.6 billion at the global box office.
For the last few years, Warner Brothers had been attempting to continue The Matrix saga, but were stalled over complications in producing rights, Variety reports.
The timing finally seemed right after Keanu’s recent box office success. Additionally, Lana presented a script which excited both the studio and Keanu, generating even more momentum.
In her statement, Lana expressed delight at returning to the world of The Matrix.
‘I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,’ she said.
Lights, camera, action: The next chapter of the beloved sci-fi series will be written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who previously helmed the last three films with her sister Lilly (Lana pictured 2015 in Hollywood)
Cult classic: The original The Matrix was released in 1999, and won multiple Academy Awards