The 1999 science fiction movie "#The Matrix" is one of Hollywood's most iconic and original movies in film history. It is fondly remembered by moviegoers for its thought-provoking plot, philosophical and societal themes, and breathtaking action sequences. "The Matrix" and its two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions," also turned lead actor #Keanu Reeves and the Wachowski siblings into household names in Hollywood. Reportedly, a relaunch of the popular movie is in the works at Warner Bros.
'The Matrix' reboot is still in the early stages of development
Not much is known about the project so far, but according to The Hollywood Reporter Zak Pen is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to write a treatment for the relaunch. Penn is of course known for his involvement in several superhero movies, including "X-Men: The Last Stand" and "The Avengers." Surprisingly, the Wachowskis, who both directed and wrote the original trilogy, are not set to be involved in the upcoming version of the movie as of now. Joel Silver, the producer of the original movies, reportedly approached the studio with the idea of a relaunch. However, Silver is said to have a strained relationship with the Wachowski siblings, which may complicate their potential involvement in the project. Several sources have further claimed that Michael B. Jordan, who is perhaps best known for his roles in "Creed" and "Chronicles," is being pursued by Warner Bros. for a lead role.
Keanu Reeves open to the idea of starring in a relaunch
In the original Matrix trilogy, Keanu Reeves starred as Neo, a hacker who learns the truth about the Matrix and subsequently fulfills his foretold destiny by becoming the Chosen One. In the end of the third and final installment, Neo sacrifices himself in a fierce battle with Agent Smith, played by Hugo Weaving, in order to save the world. Regardless, Reeves seems to be open to the idea of returning to a potential relaunch, if the Wachowskis are involved. In a recent interview, Reeves said: "[The Wachowskis] would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”
However, seeing as how the Wachowskis have not yet been approached by Warner Bros. for the project, it is unlikely that Reeves will reprise his role as Neo. #Reboot