Keanu Reeves: Matrix 4 has a beautiful script and a wonderful story
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell have co-written the script with Lana Wachowski
Keanu Reeves has called director-writer Lana Wachowski's Matrix 4 script 'beautiful' and it revealed that it compelled him to take up the project.
The actor, who will reprise his role as Neo in the upcoming fourth part of the sci-fi franchise, says that he didn't want to let go of the opportunity. "Lana Wachowski wrote a beautiful script and a wonderful story that resonated with me. That's the only reason to do it."
Matrix 4 production will reportedly resume in July as Warner Bros Pictures, the studio behind the film, had signed eight-week extensions to keep the star cast on hold.
The film was in production since February, and moved from San Francisco to Berlin mid-March for shooting, which never began due to the coronavirus-led shutdown.
Besides Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith will be reprising their roles as Trinity and Niobe, respectively, in the fourth chapter. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Brian J Smith, Toby Onwumere, and Jonathan Groff are new additions to the series.
Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell have co-written the script with Wachowski.
Matrix 4 is scheduled for a 2021 release.