Warner Bros. have confirmed that a reboot of iconic movie The Matrix is in the works.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the project is still in its early days but Zak Penn is in talks to write the script, with Creed star Michael B. Jordan potentially starring.
Unfortunately, the Wachowski brothers, who wrote and directed the original film and its two sequels, are currently not involved.
The original version of The Matrix came out in 1999 and told the story of a computer programmer named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who realized that humanity is living in a simulated reality, eventually becoming humanity’s one true hope to overthrow the oppressors. The movie also starred Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. The movie was released in a quiet period of the year and without any great expectations. However, the story and ground-breaking special effects — including the now famous slow-motion “bullet time” effect — became the highest grossing R-rated film of 1999 in North America, and the fourth-highest grossing film of the year worldwide. It also won four Academy Awards.
While promoting his recent flick John Wick: Chapter 2, Reeves said he would be open to returning for another installment of the franchise if the Wachowskis were involved.