The Matrix wilsoon. Production house Warner Bros is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of the iconic 1999 sci-fi moviel be back .
The Matrix is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history and Zak Penn is in talks to write a supposed sequel. According to multiple sources, there is potential interest in Michael B Jordan to star in the reboot.
Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warner Bros about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film.
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However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources.
Written and directed by the Wachowskis, the original Matrix sees humanity living in a simulated reality, unaware that humans are in pods in which their bodies are being harvested for energy.
A computer programmer named Neo (Keanu Reeves) slowly becomes aware of this suppressed existence, eventually becoming humanity’s one true hope (Neo = One) to overthrow the oppressors. The film also starred Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving.
The three films in the franchise included The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).