with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and Lana Wachowski set to write and direct an all-new film set in the genre-defining world. will co-produce with the franchise’s original co-producer Village Roadshow. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement today. Wachowski is co-writing with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell.“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich.
Lana Wachowski is set to write and direct a fourth film set in the world of “The Matrix,” with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement on Tuesday.
It won all four Oscars it was nominated for, including Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Film Editing.
It also spawned two successful sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions", both released in 2003 six months apart, as well as companion animated collection The Animatrix.
“Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.” In addition to Wachowski, the script was also written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. Sources say the film is eyed to begin production at the top of 2020. has been trying for the last of couple years to find a way to get back into “The Matrix” universe, but a hold-up over producing rights slowed the project down.
Over the past couple of months, the studio saw an opportunity to ramp up development, with Reeves boasting a strong summer that included box office hits “John Wick 3” and “Toy Story 4” and a script from Wachowski that drummed up excitement.
The three previous films —“The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” — have collectively earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office.