Er der én sci-fi klassiker man nok ikke bør røre ved, er det Wachowski-søstrenes episke The Matrix fra 1999. The Hollywood Reporter kan dog nu fortælle, at Warner Bros. sammen med producer Joel Silver, som var involveret i de tre oprindelige film, nu arbejder på en “reboot” af The Matrix.
The Hollywood Reporter kan yderligere fortælle, at Michael B. Jordan rygtes at skulle være på tale i en hovedrolle i de nye film. Wachowski-søstrene er ikke involveret.
Nu har vi set en række helt forfærdelige “reboots” (host.. Ghostbusters) de seneste år, men de er desværre en klar tendens i Hollywood. Hvordan ville du have det med pludselig ikke at skulle se Keanu Reeves som Neo i en ny Matrix?
Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go.
At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment.
Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warners about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film. However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources. Warners is said to be leery of including him in any meaningful role, as he not only has a reputation for budget-control issues, but apparently has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis. The siblings hold much more meaning for fans than the producer. Silver’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.