The Matrix Co-Creator Signs on for 4th Film; Reeves, Moss to Reprise Roles


BURBANK (CNS) - A new film set in the world of ``The Matrix'' is in the works, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively, Warner Bros. Pictures announced today.

Lana Wachowski, the co-creator of ``The Matrix'' franchise, is set to co-write, direct and produce the film, which will be globally distributed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Tony Emmerich, chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, called Wachowski ``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.''

Wachowski and her sister, Lilly, wrote and directed ``The Matrix,'' ``The Matrix Reloaded'' and ``The Matrix Revolutions.'' Reeves and Moss starred in all three films, which have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release.

``Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,'' Wachowski said. ``I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.''

Starting Aug. 30, 20th anniversary screenings of ``The Matrix'' are planned at select AMC Theatres locations across the country.


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