Get Out was made from an original idea, it cost around $4.5 million to make and it’s brought in a mountain of money in just a few weeks. But yet, Hollywood is still looking at it and sharpening their shank as they say, “That’s nice, but which action series from the past can we try to milk for easy money next?” The Hollywood Reporter says they’re going after The Matrix series. As someone who once got laughed at by a DJ at a goth club for requesting a song from The Matrix soundtrack, I, at first, didn’t think it was a bad idea to bring back the series. But I quickly dropped that “idea” into the Land of Do Not Want after reading that Lana and Lily Wachowski aren’t working on it.
THR says that Warner Bros. is talking to Zak Penn (who wrote X-Men: The Last Stand) about writing the treatment for a new Matrix movie. What Disney did with Star Wars, Warner Bros. wants to do with The Matrix, apparently. They want to do spin-off movies that follow the origin of Matrix characters. For example, they want to do a movie about young Morpheus.
Warner Bros. wants Michael B. Jordan to star in the new Matrix movie, but they need to get the script together before they have serious talks with him about it.
Zak Penn had something to say on Twitter about the people doing the slow wall slide of sadness over this news. Zak says that it’s not a reboot.
All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand.
— Zak Penn (@zakpenn) March 15, 2017
Keanu Reeves recently told Yahoo! Movies that he would do another Matrix movie but only if the Wachowski Sisters wrote and directed it.
The Matrix movies are so late-90s and early-aughts that every time I watch a piece of one, I want to paint my nails with Urban Decay polish (in shade: mildew, of course), slather my hair with Manic Panic, put on some Lip Service bondage pants and dance to a Prodigy song. I don’t know how those movies would work now, but I bet there is one thing that’s happy about the Matrix coming back. And that one thing is the full-length leather (or pleather) trench coat! Everyone had one back then because everyone was a Matrix character for Halloween. Mine has been living in the back of my closet for years, and if a new Matrix movie happens, I can finally pull it out at Halloween times. Dust yourself off, full-length leather trench coat, because you’re about to make a comeback!
And let’s relive the glamour of the fashions of the early-aughts with these pictures from the London premiere of The Matrix: Reloaded in 2003:
Pics: Wenn.com, Warner Bros.