Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures today confirmed that a fourth Matrix film is in the works. The film will be written and directed by Lana Wachowski, once half of the sibling directorial team that helmed the original trilogy, Lilly Wachowski being the other half of that team.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” said Lana Wachowski. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
Wachowski will be joined by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, according to Variety. The film is expected to go into production in early 2020.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the original The Matrix's release, which imagined a world in which reality had been supplanted by a simulation created by machines who used dreaming humans as fuel sources. The film was hailed as revolutionary at the time, while its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, received lukewarm reviews.