Michael B. Jordan May Star In ‘The Matrix’ Reboot
There’s more potential work in the pipeline for Michael B. Jordan. Reportedly, there is serious interest in the 30-year-old actor playing the lead in a relaunch of The Matrix. It’s too early to tell if he’ll secure the role, but those behind the project want him to star in the potential film.
According to sources, Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie. We hear that Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, pitched the idea of a potential new Matrix film to Warner Bros.
“The Matrix” was written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer “Neo” learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the “dream world.”
“The Matrix” was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999, and grossed over $460 million worldwide. The success of the film led to the release of two feature film sequels, both written and directed by the Wachowskis: “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.” The Matrix franchise was further expanded through the production of comic books, video games and animated short films in which the Wachowskis were heavily involved. The studio has yet to comment.
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