The Wachowski's Are Reportedly Set To Direct The New MATRIX Movie with Michael B. Jordan
Last month John Wick director Chad Stahelski said that The Matrix revival film was moving forward at Warner Bros. and that The Wachowski’s would be involved in some way. He is quoted as saying:
“I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a Matrix, but they’re expanding what we all loved. And if it’s anywhere near the level of what they’ve already done, it wouldn’t take more than a call to go, ‘Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy’ and I would probably go and get hit by a car.”
It was later reported that the this comment was inaccurate and taken out of context. But, maybe it wasn’t! Discussing Film, who has reported several scoops that turn out to be true, says that not only are the Wachowski’s involved, they are directing it!
They go on to report that the film will start shooting in early 2020 in Chicago. Apparently they have been secretly prepping the movie under the working title “Project Ice Cream”.
None of this has been confirmed by the studio, but I actually wouldn’t mind seeing the Wachowski’s return to direct the next installment of the franchise. Sure, The Matrix sequels weren’t the greatest, but that doesn’t mean that can’t come back and make another badass Matrix movie! If anyone is going to take on The Matrix revival, the creators of the franchise should be the ones to do it.
Zak Penn (Ready Player One) is writing the script for the film and Michael B. Jordan is still said to be attached to star in it. Plot details are under wraps but, “the project is already beginning to fill out its crew with Hugh Bateup, who was an art director on 1999’s ‘The Matrix’ set to return to the franchise as the production designer for this film.”
What do you all think about the possibility of The Wachowskis returning to direct The Matrix revival?