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March 15, 2017

‘The Matrix’ Reboot is Coming?

It’s been at least 15 minutes since The Matrix trilogy came out so might as well reboot it. According to THR “It’s still not clear what shape the project will take, but Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie that is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment.

Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go.

At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment.

Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warners about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film. However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources. Warners is said to be leery of including him in any meaningful role, as he not only has a reputation for budget-control issues, but apparently has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis.”

I would have no problem with a sequel and Keanu and co. returning but I hope this isn’t a remake as that’s really quite pointless. It seems like a long way off though so I’ll believe it when I see it.

 

Source: THR



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.




 
 

 

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  • Mucho Macho

    Michael B. Jordan?!
    He is like the black Shia Labeouf…gotta be in every franchise

  • Mucho Macho

    I think it’s the Wachowski Sisters now.