‘Matrix four’ a Go at Warner with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski

John Gaeta, together with Kim Libreri and group, produced the groundbreaking visible results, together with ‘Bullet Time,’ on ‘The Matrix,’ which in 2000 gained Academy Awards for Finest Movie Enhancing, Finest Sound Mixing, Finest Sound Enhancing and Finest Visible Results. Picture © 1999 – Warner Bros. Leisure.

One of many world’s most iconic and ground-breaking VFX-driven science fiction franchises is again in play – Selection has simply reported that Warner Bros. Photos and Village Roadshow Photos are set to provide Matrix four, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss returning within the roles of Neo and Trinity. Lana Wachowski will write and direct the fourth movie in The Matrix franchise, with manufacturing slated to start early 2020. Warner Bros. Image Group chairman Toby Emmerich introduced the greenlight right this moment.

“We couldn’t be extra excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” Emmerich instructed Selection. “Lana is a real visionary—a singular and authentic artistic filmmaker—and we’re thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”

— Watch AWN’s interview with Epic Video games CTO Kim Libreri as he discusses creating “Bullet Time” VFX with John Gaeta —

Writing the script together with Wachowski are Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. Wachowski can also be producing with Grant Hill.

“Lots of the concepts Lilly and I explored 20 years in the past about our actuality are much more related now,” Wachowski famous. “I’m very completely happy to have these characters again in my life and grateful for an additional likelihood to work with my sensible buddies.”

Reeves in fact is coming off two huge movies this yr, reprising the position of a dapper, unstoppable murderer in John Wick three and voicing the position of Canadian motorbike daredevil Duke Caboom in Pixar’s Toy Story four. He additionally turned heads in a hilarious position as himself, full with lens-less glasses, as Ali Wong’s fleeting love-interest within the romantic comedy, At all times Be My Perhaps.   

The Matrix, launched in 1999, launched the world to the well-known “Bullet Time” photographic visible results sequences, harnessing pc graphics expertise in a approach by no means earlier than seen on display screen and garnering John Gaeta with an finest visible results Oscar. In whole, the three Matrix franchise movies generated over $1.6 billion on the field workplace, and spawned quite a few comedian books, video video games and animated quick movies together with The Animatrix anthology in 2003.

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