Report: THE MATRIX Rebooting For New Film Franchise

"The Matrix" still
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Warner Bros. is working on a reboot of The Matrix films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Screenwriter Zak Penn (Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand) is reportedly in talks to write a treatment for the relaunched concept, with the original creators/writers/directors Lana and Lilly Wachowskis not involved in the revival.

Michael B. Jordan is said to be looked at as a potential star in the reboot of the 1999 Keanu Reeves film. For his part, Reeves was recently quoted as saying that he would return to the franchise if the Wachowskis were involved.

"They would have to write it and direct it," Reees said. "And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”

Producer Joel Silver reportedly sold his stake in the film rights for The Matrix to Warner Bros. back in 2012 for roughly $30 million. Warner Bros. is said to have mulled a The Matrix television series in 2016, but balked due to seeing the property as ideal to follow in the template of Disney's Star Wars film franchise plans with movies branching out of the core storyline.

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