Taking the place of the now-cancelled Akira adaptation from What We Do in the Shadows creator Taika Waititi, Warner Bros. has dated the fourth entry in The Matrix franchise for theatrical release on May 21st, 2021.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will be reprising the roles of Neo and Trinity, respectively, and if you need any more Keanu on the 21st day of May 2021, Lionsgate will also be releasing John Wick: Chapter 4 on that day as well.
Jada Pinkett Smith will return as Niobe, with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Toby Onwumere and Neil Patrick Harris also starring in the new film.
Plot details are currently under wraps, but we do know that Lana Wachowski, the co-creator of the record-breaking franchise, is set to write, direct and produce an all-new film that'll be produced and globally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
"We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana," said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. "Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe."
"Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now," said Wachowski. "I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends."
Wachowski is producing the film together with Grant Hill. The screenplay is by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.