After 18 years since ‘The Matrix Revolutions’, fans of the franchise will finally be able to embark on a new journey alongside Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) in the new film.
Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II told GQ the new movie is funnier than the original trilogy.
Abdul-Mateen plays Morpheus in the long-awaited sequel, replacing Laurence Fishburne.
“In terms of sounds, it’s a little different. It’s funnier and has more humor than the originals, ”he said.
Director Lana Wachowski revealed at the Berlin International Literature Festival that she came up with the idea to make the film after losing her parents and a friend.
“My father died, my friend died, then my mother died. I really didn’t know how to handle this kind of grief. I hadn’t experienced it up close … You know their life is going to end and yet it was very difficult. My brain always caught up with my imagination and one night I was crying and couldn’t sleep, and my brain blew this whole thing up. And I couldn’t have my mom and dad, but suddenly I got Neo and Trinity, arguably the two most important characters in my life. It was immediately heartwarming to find these two characters alive, and it’s super simple. You can look at it and say, “OK, these two people die and OK, bring these two people back to life and, oh, isn’t that good?” »Yes, it worked! It’s simple, and that’s what art does and that’s what stories do: they comfort us, ”he said.
Check out the synopsis of the new film:
‘The Matrix Resurrections’ is a continuation of the story from the first MATRIX film. It reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo & Trinity cinema icons in an expansion of their story that ventures into the Matrix and deeper into the Rabbit Hole. A mind-boggling new adventure with action and epic scale, set in a familiar but even more provocative world where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is to free your mind .
20 years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back in the continuity and extension of the original film. Matrix remains in tune with the times like a film that has changed our outlook on cinema and reality itself. With its groundbreaking action and visual effects, The Matrix helped pave the way for films to come.
The film is slated for release on December 16 in national theaters.
The new film will feature the return of Keanu Reeves (Neo), Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe) and Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci and Priyanka Chopra.
“Matrix” was released in 1999 and acclaimed around the world for its pioneering visual effects. The original won four Oscars and grossed $ 463 million worldwide.
Two sequels followed, ‘The Matrix: Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix: Revolutions’, both of which hit theaters in 2003.
In total, the trilogy raised $ 1.6 billion for Warner Bros. Pictures.
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