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Monday, 24 January 2011

The Matrix 4 & 5 ?

While speaking as a special guest at the London School of Performing Arts University, Keanu has let slip the planning of a Matrix 4 and 5 in the works.

AICN.com had the initial statement from a reader who attended the speech;

'(Keanu) Spoke briefly about the possibility of Bill and Ted part 3 - ( Audience started laughing) but he assured us he's committed to the project.

- Says he met the Wachowski's (no emphasis on the word brothers), for lunch over Christmas and stated that they had completed work on a two picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of the matrix as Neo. Says the brothers have met with Jim Cameron to discuss the pro's and con's of 3D and are looking to deliver something which has never been seen again. keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title "The Matrix" and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionise the action genre like the first movie. Wachowski's are working on a movie called "Cloud Atlas" at the moment, once that concludes they will talk again.

- Keanu spoke about the need to encourage writers to continue to focus on working on new ideas and that a good script was worth its weight in gold. For example he said the Wachowski's had just sold the most expensive script in history to Warner Brothers. a modern futuristic take on the legend of "Robin Hood". Says he understands WB paid $5 million for the rights and that from what the wachowski's have told him, it will be an action movie that would have the same impact visually and technically that Terminator 2 had. Confirmed that Will Smith has agreed ti headline the picture.
That was pretty much it guys, have to give kudos to Mr Reeves. A true gentleman and and esquire.'

I'm choosing to ignore the Bill & Ted 3 comment as the mere thought of that destroys my soul, but a Matrix 4 and 5? What do you guys think? I LOVED the first film but though pretty, didn't think the two following films really upheld the standard. Admittedly, the Animatrix was terrific, not only for the range of artistry involved but for the storytelling alone... This could bode well for future releases, as long as they don't do the over the top "OH MY GOD 3D!" thing that so many films are attempting to capitalise on lately.

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1 comment:

Kryptonian Warrior said...

Looks like this has been debunked now. Supposedly Keanu never attended that school talk at all! :P