It’s almost hard to believe that the original Matrix film is 18 years old at this point. The 1999 science fiction action extravaganza amazed audiences and critics alike when it debuted. Although the remaining two films in the trilogy were polarizing for some fans and left others confused, there is no doubt that The Matrix had an impact on many films that came after it and changed the genre of action films as well.
The Hollywood Reporter has exclusive news that Warner Brothers is looking to bring back The Matrix to theaters and they’ve brought in a veteran of genre movies to take a run at a treatment for the movie. Warner Brothers has brought in Zak Penn to write a treatment for a return of The Matrix. There is little information regarding the nature of the potential film. Is it a sequel? Is it a reboot? Are the Waschowski’s involved in any way? Warner Brothers had no comment on those details, but they did not deny that Penn was working on a treatment.
Zak Penn has been involved in several high-profile projects for multiple studios including writing the story for X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand for Fox, Avengers and The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Studios and his most recent screenplay is the adaptation of the immensely popular novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for Warner Brothers and Amblin Entertainment. Ready Player One is currently in post-production and was directed by Steven Spielberg.
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