The Hollywood Reporter has just reported that Warner Bros. is currently working on rebooting widely-renown film franchise, The Matrix. THR has also claimed that there’s some interest by the studio to approach Michael B. Jordan (Creed) for the lead role. Zak Penn (Ready Player One, The AvengersI) is currently being courted to write the first treatment of the reboot for the iconic series.
The Matrix was a wildly successful blockbuster in 1999 that earned a cult following. The film was praised for its philosophical and deep storytelling, as well as its achievement in action and special effects for its time. The series was created by The Wachowskis, who have gone on to create other notable works such as V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas, and most recently Netflix series Sense 8. The series also began the action star career for Keanu Reeves, who just starred in recent action flick John Wick: Chapter 2, with stunt director of The Matrix, Chad Stahelski, as director.
The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were not as critically successful as the first film, but rebooting the franchise is still a risky move. The Wachowskis are clearly a staple in the style and storytelling of the story, and without their involvement there’s a risk in rebooting the film. Michael B. Jordan is a man of great talent with good star power after the success of Rocky reboot Creed, and maybe he can loan his aura to kick start another rebooted franchise with The Matrix. How do you guys feel on this potential project? Let us know in the comments!