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A reboot of 'The Matrix' is in the works

March 15,2017 20:35

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is in the very early stages of relaunching its landmark franchise that earned over $1 billion worldwide at the box office in the late 1990s and early 2000s — and helped make Keanu Reeves the legend of ...and more »



"The Matrix."

Like it or not, Warner Bros. is pursuing a reboot of "The
Matrix."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is in the
very early stages of relaunching its landmark franchise that
earned over $1 billion worldwide at the box office
in the late 1990s and early 2000s — and helped make Keanu Reeves
the legend of action movies that he is.

According to the publication, the studio has its eye on "Creed"
star Michael B. Jordan to lead the franchise in a
reboot.

But a major element from the reboot is missing, as the creators
of the original films, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, are reportedly
not involved.

"The Matrix," released in 1999, followed a computer programmer
named Neo (Reeves) who realizes humanity is living in a simulated
reality and becomes the hope for its salvation. The movie
redefined how action movies would be made for the next decade
with its incredible CGI and martial arts. Two sequels, "The
Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," didn't live up to
the hype of the first movie but still made major bank at the box
office.

The studio hopes to expand the "Matrix" universe in the vein of
what Disney is doing with "Star Wars" and begin making movies
focused on elements that were on the fringes of the original
franchise, according to THR.

Warner Bros. said it had no comment for this story.

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