Fifth ‘Matrix’ Movie Is In the Works

The renowned “Matrix” movie series is expanding with a fifth installment, led by Lana Wachowski, one of the original co-writers and co-directors, who takes on the role of executive producer.

As per a recent press release from Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, Drew Goddard, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, will write and direct the film alongside his producing partner Sarah Esberg. Jesse Ehrman, Warner Bros. Motion Pictures President of Production, expressed excitement about Goddard’s fresh perspective on the Matrix universe, aiming to both honor the original vision and provide a unique take inspired by his own passion for the series.

Details regarding the plot and casting, including the potential return of Keanu Reeves as Neo, remain undisclosed. There has been no immediate response from Reeves’ representative regarding the project.

Goddard, known for his directorial debut “The Cabin in the Woods” and his work on “The Martian,” brings a wealth of experience to the project, having earned acclaim and an Oscar nomination for his screenplay.

“The Matrix,” which premiered in 1999, stars Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The groundbreaking sci-fi narrative follows Neo, a computer hacker drawn into a rebellion against a simulated reality known as the Matrix.

The original film was a massive success, grossing over $467 million and winning four Academy Awards. It spawned three sequels, with “The Matrix Resurrections” released in 2021. Over its 25-year span, the franchise has amassed nearly $2 billion globally, according to the studio.

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