Fans are eagerly waiting for the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise, The Matrix Resurrections looks like a sequel to the trilogy that arrived before its release but it turns out now that it isn’t the same case, really. The co-writer on the film, David Mitchell has revealed that the film isn’t really a sequel in a very traditional sense although it consists of the essence of the Matrix films that came before it. While appearing in an interview with To Vima, stating that The Matrix Resurrections is “a beautiful and weird creation.”
The Matrix Resurrections is “a beautiful and weird creation”
“I saw the film in Berlin in September,” Mitchell said. “It’s really good. I cannot tell you what the film is about, but I could explain what it is not. It’s certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains however the three Matrix that preceded in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and weird creation. It also achieves a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters.”
The comments made by Mitchell are rather interesting. While we don’t have enough details around the film yet, but as most Matrix fans would recall, both Trinity and Neo were killed and the Matrix got rebooted in the Matrix Revolutions, although the Oracle revealed that she thought they might see Neo again. The Matrix Resurrections is not really a conventional sequel seems like it might fit into that.
The Matrix Resurrections will also be different from the previous versions of the film in the Matrix franchise for more reasons. Keanu Reeves has also suggested that the upcoming film is as much as a love story as anything else.
“We have a wonderful writer and director, Lana Wachowski, and she’s really written a beautiful, beautiful script that is a love story, it’s inspiring, it’s another version of a kind of call to wake up, and entertains, great action. And all will be revealed,” Reeves told BBC’s The One Show.
Here’s the released description of the film:
From visionary filmmaker, Lana Wachowski comes The Matrix Resurrections, the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.
Here’s the film’s cast:
The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.