Lana Wachowski will direct a fourth Matrix film, that’ll start filming next year.
There’s been no shortage of speculation about a possible new The Matrix movie in recent times, and the chance of a belated follow-up wasn’t made any less likely when Keanu Reeves finally started filming Bill & Ted Face The Music.
It’s all now confirmed, though. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and co-writer/co-director Lana Wachowski have all been confirmed as returning for whatever The Matrix 4 turned out to be called. Missing from the line-up this time is Lana’s sister, Lilly. Added to the creative team are screenwriters Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, who are penning the script alongside Lana Wachowski.
An official statement from the boss of the Warner Bros Picture Group, Toby Emmerich, declared that “we could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. 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”.
Lana Wachowski added that “many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends”.
The plan is to start filming the new movie at the start of 2020, with an eye on a release in 2021 would be our bet. That said, a release date hasn’t been announced as of yet.