Reboot of The Matrix in the works

Yes, please.
March 14, 2017

(credit: Warner Bros.)

Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, The Hollywood Reporter revealed today (March 14, Pi day, appropriately).

The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie, “is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history,” says THR.

The film “depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called ‘the Matrix,’ created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source,” Wikipedia notes. “Computer programmer ‘Neo’ learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the ‘dream world.’”

Keanu Reeves said he would be open to returning for another installment of the franchise if the Wachowskis were involved, according to THR (they are not currently involved).

Interestingly, Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity in the film series, now stars in HUMANS as a scientist developing the technology to upload a person’s consciousness into a synth body.