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.
It's certainly fortuitous timing, given that the first Matrix film is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special screenings at AMC theaters starting later this month. As of this writing there's no title, so we're just gonna call it The Matrix 4 until we have one.
Neither Variety's report nor Warner Bros.'s announcement clarified whether Lilly will be involved in the sequel's production.
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering "The Matrix" with Lana", said Emmerich.
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Ahmad Rahimi, an Afghan-born man who sympathised with jihadist causes, was sentenced to life in prison over that incident. In September 2016, a man planted two pressure cooker bombs in the neighborhoods of Chelsea and in New Jersey.
In a statement, Wachowski said "Many of the ideas [sister and The Matrix co-director] Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now".
With Keanu Reeves on a hot-streak following the massive success of John Wick 3 and also with Bill & Ted 3 in the works, excitement is palpable. Their Netflix show Sense8 was cancelled after two seasons. The latter could very well be the acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas, whose novel was adapted into an ambitious film by the Wachowskis back in 2012. The franchise combined has made more than $1.6bn.
Time to grab your pleather trousers and hack into some robots, because The Matrix is back, baby. And you do, too.
The first Matrix film was both a box office and critical hit, grossing over $460 million worldwide and earning four Academy Awards.