Since it was announced with its working title The Matrix 4, the expectation to see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning to their iconic characters Neo and Trinity became one of the goals for this treacherous 2021. Laurence Fishburne is replaced with a young version of Morpheus, and the evil Agent Smith so perfectly portrayed by Hugo Weaving also seems to be scratched out of the picture, but that didn’t stop the fans of the cult-classic science-fiction franchise from rubbing their hands in glee.
Lilly Wachowski also stepped out of the project, being Lana Wachowski the sole head of the project as the producer, co-writer, and director of one of the most anticipated titles of the year, The Matrix Resurrections (2021).
The movie is a continuation of the story established in the first film The Matrix (1999). The story ventures back into the Matrix and goes even deeper down the rabbit hole. A mind-bending new adventure with action and epic scale, it’s set in a familiar yet even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all that’s required to see the truth is to free your mind. The plot has been kept in secret and now that the first official trailer is out it seems to have several storylines in common with the first film, but it surely keeps a lot of surprises left to unleash.
Besides Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss being the main stars of the film, The Matrix Resurrections (2021) is also starring Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christina Ricci, Ellen Hollman, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Eréndira Ibarra, and the returns of Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson, Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe, and Lambert Wilson as Merovingian.
Lana Wachowski has co-written the screenplay for the movie together with two of her collaborators from the Sense8 (2015–2018) TV series, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, who was also the writer of the novel Cloud Atlas the Wachowski Sisters adapted for the film back in 2012.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) is scheduled for an international release on December 22, 2021, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Watch here its first official trailer.
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