Keanu Reeves returns to Neo for a 4th film of “The Matrix”
Twenty after his debut as the elusive Neo in the first film “The Matrix”, Canadian actor Keanu Reeves will resume the role of the cyber rebel in dark glasses for a fourth installment of this universe, with Lana Wachowski at the realization.
Keanu Reeves will find for the occasion his partner Carrie-Anne Moss, who takes over his role of Trinity, highlight Tuesday the Warner Bros. studios in a statement sent to AFP.
“We can not be happier to return to the Matrix with Lana,” says Warner Bros. boss Toby Emmerich.
Lana Wachowski, born Larry before making her transition in 2010, co-directed the trilogy La Matrix with her brother Andrew, who became Lilly after making the transition in 2016.
“Lana is a true visionary, a creative, singular, and original filmmaker, and we are delighted that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix ,” says Toby Emmerich.
The Wachowski sisters have worked a lot together, for example on the ambitious series Sense8 , but this time Lana will be alone in charge for the fourth Matrix , whose title has not been unveiled.
It is also unclear how Matrix 4 , which is set to begin shooting next year, will be linked to the first three.
The trilogy ( The Matrix in 1999, The Reloaded Matrix and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003) has totaled more than $ 1.6 billion in theaters around the world, Warner Studios recalled.
Mixing philosophy, metaphysics and action scenes, the trilogy stages a group of rebels who fight artificial intelligences having imprisoned humans in the Matrix, a universe of virtual reality simulating the outside world.
Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is the chosen one destined to liberate humanity, a kind of Christ figure in black long coat broken with kung fu and computer hacking.
“Many of the ideas that Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant today. I am very happy that these characters are coming back in my life, and grateful to have the opportunity to work with my wonderful friends, “said Lana Wachowski, quoted in the statement.