As we shared a few months ago, “No one in their right mind could have known what we were about to behold when the Wachowskis dropped arguably one of the most influential sci-fi movies ever.”
This was The Matrix. The scope of its originality, depths into science fiction, and pushing all the envelopes in movie making. Several of the things we currently enjoy the most into cinematic effects happened because the Wachowskis had a thought and that idea became film history.
And now, after years of belabored “what the hell is taking so long,” it’s coming.
Does the Matrix Have You?
To recap, Variety reported Matrix 4 is “officially a go” with Keanu, Carrie-Anne, and even one of the Wachowskis. And, like the friendly infomercial schlep, that’s not all…
Look, even those sequels showed invention, novelty, and the Matrix unique brand of chutzpah. Sure, it was even too Matrixy for its own good, but that original (and half of the first sequel). And that’s why you should be giddy.
Word is also Lana is bringing back Geofrey Darrow and Steve Skroce. In case you’re not familiar with their fine work (and you are), they served as storyboard and concept artists on the original Matrix trilogy along with Jim Martin.
That “word” is from Geof…
Well it is official so I can say what I been up to for the past 8 weeks.I am returning to do conceptual designs on Matrix 4 with most of the original cast returning. Nice to be sharing an office with the masterful Steve Skroce again and trying to do a good JOB!!!!!!!
— Geof Darrow (@DarrowGeof) August 20, 2019
As my father used to say, “If that don’t light your wood, your wood is wet.”
To add to that, Variety shared in addition to Lana Wachowski (who is going about this for the first time without trusty sidekick Lily née Andy), the script was also written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. Wachowski is also producing with Grant Hill. That troika has experience with Sense8 and Cloud Atlas, in case you needed that connection to a Wachowski.
There’s a report that Matrix 4 will have flashbacks or origins, as they consider a “young Morpheus.” Other theories have hurled out Matrix: Resurrection so we get everyone, including a Smith.
No one knows much except this: The folks in front and behind the camera. Sweet! It’s time to take the red pill and swallow. Hard.
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