Revolutions – The Matrix Reboot Is Possible
March 14, 2017 - Movies, Sci-fi,
Can the construct remake a movie of itself?
One of the greatest science fiction movies ever, The Matrix reboot is now a possibility. According to a Hollywood Reported exclusive, Warner Bros is considering reworking, rebooting, or even prequel-ing the iconic film. Not to be confused with The Matrix Reloaded a Matrix reboot might have little to do with the previous creators, the Wachowskis. Written and directed by the brothers much has changed since the trilogy started in 1999.
The Wachowski brothers are now the Wachowski sisters – true. And they have been busy working on several projects such as Sense 8 for Netflix. According to the article they are not currently involved in the project. Neither is Keanu Reeves, but when asked about a return to his character Neo he told Yahoo Movies, “They (Wachowskis) would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”
While Hollywood is never above a sequel or a bad remake it sounds like there are other possibilities for the science fiction fantasy. Including the exploration of other minor characters or back stories. I would believe stories from The Animatrix could even be considered – four of the nine films in that series were written by the Wachowskis.
Matrix Reboot is mostly talk right now
Tossing some cold water on the idea is the news that Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is the one who approached Warner Bros the idea. However Silver has no connections to WB anymore after selling his interest in 2012. Totaling the score at this point leaves us no Keanu, no brothers or sisters, and no producer.
The original story and it’s amazing realization on screen will always be one of my favorite sci-fi films. Tales of a reboot are always bittersweet, with a chance at greatness, but a bigger chance at failure. I didn’t realize The Matrix had won four Academy Awards in 1999. It was truly something unique, that thrilled audiences from graphic novel nerds like myself, to the mainstream.