One of the biggest news stories to come out of Hollywood this week centered around a new Matrix movie, one that would apparently serve as a reboot of the iconic 90's franchise.
However, scribe Zak Penn spoke with fans on Twitter earlier today, and shot down all the talk of a reboot. He says the new series is more of a continuation of what has come before it.
"Can’t comment yet except to say that the words ‘reboot’ and ‘remake’ were from an article. Let’s stop responding to inaccurate news. If I were going to recast Keanu Reeves, I would cast Keanu Reeves. Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it’s a brilliant idea that generates great stories. Look at what people are doing with Xmen universe. Between Logan and Legion and Deadpool, does anyone want them to stop? Not me"
Penn's words should sit well with fans of the Sci-Fi franchise, many of whom didn't seem too thrilled at the thought of this beloved series getting a reboot so quickly.
Released back in the spring of 1999, the original movie sees humanity living in a simulated reality, unaware that humans are in pods in which their bodies are being harvested for energy. A computer programmer named Neo, portrayed by Keanu Reeves, slowly becomes aware of this suppressed existence, eventually becoming humanity’s one true hope (Neo = One) to overthrow the oppressors. The pic also starred Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving.
The Matrix would become fourth-highest grossing film of the year worldwide, and would go on to win a trial of four Academy Awards.
Source: Zak Penn
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