The reboot for the iconic sci-fi film The Matrix is in early works.
Warner Bros is in the initial stages of developing a relaunch of the 1999 movie starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in key roles, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
According to insider information, Michael B Jordan is being sought to star in the new film of the franchise, but a lot of groundwork must be laid before going any further.
The Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and the two sequels, are currently not involved in the project.
During the promotion of John Wick: Chapter 2, Reeves said he would return for another spell if the Wachowskis were involved.
And of course, ardent fans of the trilogy react.
A #Matrix reboot is possibly in the works. I'm not sure you should mess with a classic like that. Some things are not meant to be re-opened.— IMQ (@IMQmusic) March 15, 2017
The Matrix Reboot should just be reshooting the original with all the same actors at their current ages.— Frank (@OnyxOblivion) March 15, 2017
Good luck finding a new actor who can deliver the line "I know Kung fu" as great as Keanu Reeves, Matrix Reboot.— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) March 15, 2017
I'm fine with a Matrix reboot if it means literally restarting the simulation we're presently living in— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 15, 2017
I realize complaining about a Matrix reboot is serious 'old man shouting at cloud' territory but that cloud is awful and get off my lawn— Space Jerk Jessica (@heyitsliore) March 15, 2017
Recently, the idea of adapting The Matrix as a TV series was dumped.
(With inputs from PTI)