Lana Wachowski, half of The Wachowskis, is set to write and direct a fourth Matrix film, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. The script is being co-written with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell. Hemon is a fiction writer known for the novels Nowhere Man and The Lazarus Project. Mitchell is a novelist known for the works number9dream and Cloud Atlas.
Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich said:
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana. Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”
Warner Bros. has been trying to get another Matrix movie off the ground for years, following the first three movies: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), but the project had been held up over production rights.
The franchise’s other co-creator/co-director/co-writer, Lilly Wachowski, is not listed as being involved.
Production is scheduled to begin in 2020.