A fourth film set in the Matrix universe has been confirmed, with Lana Wachowski set to write and direct. And while plot details are yet to be revealed, we do know that both Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are returning to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively (no word yet on whether Laurence Fishburne will be back to play Morpheus.)
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and distribute the film, with production set to begin in early 2020. The script was also written by Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell alongside Wachowski, who’ll produce the film with Grant Hill.
The new film will follow the original The Matrix, released two decades ago in 1999, along with its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003.
“Many of the ideas Lilly [Wachowski] 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,” Wachowski said.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich told Variety.
“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.”