Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. A new movie in the franchise has been a hot rumor for years, but there may be some truth to the last one. Photo / Supplied
A new Matrix movie has been a hot rumor for years, but there may be some truth to the last one.
Discussing Film says it has confirmed that the directors of the Wachowski series are on board to make a new film.
The sisters rose to fame with The Matrix in 1999 and wrote and directed both sequels; Reloaded and Revolutions.
It is understood that Zak Penn will write the screenplay, Black Panther actor Michael B Jordan will star in it, and Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions and Warner Bros. will produce the film.
Mr Penn wrote on May 10 that a new Matrix movie was “possible” and he was delighted.
“But it’s Hollywood, so don’t believe it until the cameras roll,” he wrote on Twitter.
He also firmly added that the “restart” allegations were misreported.
Discussing Film claims the new Matrix movie will begin production in early 2020 in Chicago.
The news comes as Matrix star Keanu Reeves enjoys the resurgence of his career with fans dubbing him “the healthiest person in the world.”
More than 70,000 fans have joined in a bid for the actor to be named Time magazine’s Person of the Year this year.
2019 has been huge for Reeves with performances in John Wick 3: Parabellum, Always Be My Maybe, and Toy Story 4.
It was recently reported that Reeves chose to donate millions of his earnings from the Matrix sequels to the special effects team because he felt they deserved it more.
He also allegedly gave a Matrix worker $ 20,000 to help him solve his family problems.
It is claimed that it has been dubbed “project ice cream” and that the original film’s artistic director, Hugh Bateup, is on board. Bateup has been contacted for comment.