Keanu: Wachowski’s Wrote Treatments for Matrix 4 & 5, both to be 3D?

By Paul Martin January 24th, 2011, in New Matrix Sequels?, The Matrix, The Matrix 4, The Matrix 5, The Matrix Trilogy

We just got an e-mail from MatrixFans.net member Dave, with a very intriguing and exciting story.  If this comes to pass, we’ll follow every detail.  If it’s turns out to be a false rumor, then we should know in a matter of days, if not hours.

Keanu Reeves was keynote speaker at the London School of Performing Arts, and mentioned a number of projects.  Bill and Ted 3 was one that he mentioned being very committed to, and I hope that it comes to pass.  I love the other two, and recently watched the animated series (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin all supplied voices for their characters for the first season of the show).

This is where we get to the potential sequels to The Matrix:

Keanu revealed that he met with the Wachowski’s for lunch during the Christmas season, and they mentioned they had finished a two picture script treatment that would bring him back to The Matrix where he would reprise his role as Neo.

They told him they had met with James Cameron to discuss the pro’s and con’s of shooting in 3D, with the hopes of delivering something that has never been seen before, once again revolutionizing cinema as we know it.  My head spins at the thought of one hundred 3D cameras lined up, shooting a Bullet Time sequence.  That thought alone makes me salivate at the thought of it.  But there is more.

Keanu went on to say that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title “The Matrix.” He swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionize the action genre like the first movie.

While it would be terrific, at least to me, to see this move forward soon, the Wachowski’s are working on a number of things, including a film called Cloud Atlas, which they will finish before meeting with Keanu again to further discuss the potential future of the Matrix.

In related Wachowski news, they recently sold a script to Warner Brothers for a film called Hood, which is a futuristic version of Robin Hood, that may star Will Smith.  Curiously, Will Smith was the original actor they wanted for the role of Neo.

Personally, if anyone is going to do sequels, it may as well be the Wachowski’s.  I read a comment recently where someone compared The Matrix Trilogy to Dante’s Divine Comedy Trilogy.  In both cases, the majority of people prefer or recommend only the first part, with the sequels being panned, forgotten or skipped.  I loved both of the sequels, with reservations: they aren’t perfect.

I think that the Wachowski’s have it in them to capture the hearts of many again.  If they can find the happy medium between philosophy and action, and put together a fantastic story, they could have something incredible.

What do you think about the possibility of The Matrix 4 and 5?  Where do you think the story could go from here?  How do you think Neo returns?  What would you like to see in the next films in the series?  If the Matrix 4 and 5 do come to pass, should they take the events of The Matrix Online into account?

-via Screenrant and AICN

Update: This rumor was debunked. :(

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15 Comments

  1. Charles says:

    As much as I would love to see a fourth and fifth movie made, especially in 3D, I don’t think there’s a fan base for it anymore. The story as it is is fine. What I would really like to see is some kind of product, whether animated or not, comprising the events of the Matrix Online for those of us who want to relive the game now that it’s gone.

  2. Andie says:

    I am one of those that would love to see more Matrix films, expecially if they can build upon the legacy of the originals. Maybe one day…

    For any that are interested, The Matrix Online has been revived by fans : http://mxoemu.info/forum/
    with the instructions for downloading here: http://mxoemu.info/

    Check it out :)

  3. I have given a voice to the people…a voice to war against the machine…. a voice heralding the return of “The One”. Join me and “Like” “Give Us “The Matrix 4″!!!! on facebook. Demand the movie.

  4. Big Michael says:

    These movies should definitely be made! Who ever says there is no fan base you are crazy! I still reference the Matrix, sometimes daily! I even have a Matrix animated screen saver on my Moto Droid.. I higly doubt I’m in the minority that the Matrix ROCKS!

    Two more movies would be amazing, especially in 3D!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Josh says:

    i would love to see a 4 and 5 matrix movie however if u would to do a 4 and 5 movie would u guys consider doing a PREQUEL and SEQUEL heres why i say this wouldnt u want to know where and how and in more depths of morpheus and trinity how they got into “the matrix” themselves and how did they discover certain elements of “the matrix”? ALSO THE BIGGER QUESTION OF ALL THIS IS… how did this war of start? or perhaps just perhaps the ORACLE and the SOURCE? Since the source said this “its been either (5 or 6 times) that the matrix has been distroyed” wouldnt u like to know who how what when where this all began? i mean those r just SOME QUESTIONS that u could question but as far as a SEQUEL people say (NEO IS DEAD?) How do u say hes dead if we really didnt see him die and at the end of the 3rd matrix the lil girl asked ORACLE”do u think we will ever see neo again ORACLE says i hope so” so these r my questions again i know this is just a movie i know all these sipulations of movies and all but wouldnt u think the audience would want to know a lil bit more about these “CAUSE AND EFFECTS”? and all this in 3D would be nice

  6. Americancitizen says:

    Of course Neo could get up from the grave and shut down the machine with over tones of shutting down the banking industry and the corporate machines… Of course we want to see the mass wake up from the folks still trapped in the Matrix… I know the brothers can do it… I’ll be here waiting. Christopher

  7. a matrix fan says:

    A 4th Matrix would be awesome. And Will Smith was the first choice for the Neo part? That’s a joke… right? lol.

    And @Josh “How did this war of start?”. You should see Animartrix. It explains it all, including what started the trouble between humans and the robots and how they took control of earth, and explains some things that the movies left out… like; why it’s always dark in the real world and why the humans had to block the sun out. It’s basically an animated prequel. A must for any real Matrix fan.

    So, I’m all for a matrix 4 but just couldn’t imagine another matrix movie without Trinity in it, as she died in the last movie :( She helped make Matrix what it is. If there is a Matrix 4, I just hope they don’t turn it into something corny like bring in the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to fight Neo LMAO. Would that make Sarah Connor Trinitys Grandmother? lol.

  8. Shannon M says:

    First of all they should do 3 prequels or 3 sequels all at once so they can keep the majority of the new cast. So if you are going to do it do 3 in say 1 to 3 years. If the third perhaps focus on the annoying little kid that Neo saved. He can maybe be the next. Or when Neo in the first movie went into the room with all the other hopefuls, have them in the movie and tell their stories as well. Neo could come back but in a different form so just because he is dead doesn’t mean that is the end of it.

  9. John says:

    Not sure where the 4th and 5th Matrix could go, but it would be interesting to see more of the Earth’s surface, devastated during the so-called Human-Machine War. Perhaps they could work together and clean the atmosphere and thus enable some recovery of organic life….or maybe not.

    Given that the planet is all but a barren wasteland in 2699, I would have thought that many people would want to return to virtual reality.

    I’m sure that Hollywood, running low on good ideas, will continue the series if they believe they can squeeze another few hundred million out of the Matrix franchise. Look no further than Jurassic Park.

  10. Reggie says:

    it really need to be a matrix 4 because these are my favorite every please think of some ideas. And email me about the movie if you going to make another one.

  11. Reggie says:

    i got ideas neo need to come back and zion need to make more agent for neo but the war need to still be going on but niobe and her partner ghost and others need to help neo destroyed zion no more morphes it time for him rest by he can still be in the movie and it need to be a lot more of niobe and her partner ghost fighting because they barely show her and ghost in the movies but not the first one and they mission is to save people from getting kill be the agents but they need to all meet up at this warehouse to plan the mission and one more thing link still need to be in the movie because he’e good one more last thing show the orecal.

  12. Reggie says:

    THE MOVIE NEED TO BE CALLED THE MATRIX 4 THE RETURNING OF NEO

  13. Reggie says:

    ME AGAIN WHY THEIR WASN’T ENOUGH OF GHOST AND NIOBE FIGHTING TOGETHER IN THE MATRIX RELOADED AND THE REVOLUTIONS BUT WHY COME OUT WITH A VIDEO GAME OF THEM DO THEIR MISSIONS FIGHTING. BUT WHY DIDN’T THEY MAKE THEM DO THAT IN THE MOVIES. THE MOVIES WOULD BE A LOT MORE GREATER, THE MOVIES ARE GREAT I LOVE THE MOVIES BUT THEY COULD OF BEEN GREATER IF THEY WERE SHOWN A LOT MORE IN THE MOVIES TOGETHER FIGHTING KICKING BUTT.

  14. Reggie says:

    THEY SHOULD OF PUT WESLEY SNIPES IN THE SECOND AND THIRD MATRIX MOVIES AS BLADE FROM HIS OWN MOVIE BLADE NOT HALF HUMAN OR VAMPIRE JUST HUMAN HE WOULD OF BEEN GOOD IN THE MOVIES HE LOOK LIKE HE BELONGED IN THE MATRIX WHEN WAS IN BLADE BUT NOW HE’S KIND OF OLD AND HE LOST WEIGHT.AND THEY SHOULD PUT MICHEAL JAI WHITE IN THE NEXT MOVIES THAT IF THEY MAKE MORE.

  15. Marc says:

    The Matrix Resurrection is what I’d call it. I really hope they continue the franchise.

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