Shocking news has just emerged from the internet movie news ether. According to The Latino Review, The Matrix directors Andy and Lana Wachowski are reportedly developing a new Matrix trilogy with Warner Bros.
The Wachowski's already have a long working relationship with Warner Bros., however few of their more recent movies have ever met with the commercial success enjoyed by The Matrix trilogy. With major sci-fi franchises such as Star Wars and Avatar looming in the near future, it looks like Warner want to bring out their own big guns. Apparently, the duo have already begun on the writing process, although there is no word yet on whether they once again be taking on directorial duties.
Unfortunately, this is currently all the 'information' we have, and as is often the case, none of it has come from an official source.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. The original The Matrix was a ground-breaking and incredibly mesmerizing movie, both visually and thematically. In my opinion the sequels, although entertaining, never came close to the original, and in many ways may have even tainted it. Do we really want more of that?
However, although The Matrix was never originally envisioned as being anything more than a single movie, it has since spawned a sprawling expanded universe through comic books, games and animated shorts. With this in mind, there are still plenty of stories to explore.
Personally, I would be interested in seeing a live-action version of the Animatrix (in particular The Second Renaissance story which told of the original war between the humans and the machines), although I suspect they might be planning something original.
What do you think? Do you think this is great 'news', or are you harboring some apprehension? Let us now in the comments section below.
Source: The Latino Review