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The Matrix reboot (rumour)

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Get it? get it?

 

I'll shut up now.

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/matrix-reboot-works-at-warner-bros-986292

 

More Matrix? Bet on it.
 
It’s still not clear what shape the project will take, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a relaunch of The Matrix, the iconic 1999 sci-fi movie that is considered one of the most original films in cinematic history, with Zak Penn in talks to write a treatment.
 
Sources say there is potential interest in Michael B. Jordan to star, but much must be done before the project is ready to go. 

At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined. Certainly, Warners would want the two filmmakers to give at minimum a blessing to the nascent project. The studio had no comment.

Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warners about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film. However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources. Warners is said to be leery of including him in any meaningful role, as he not only has a reputation for budget-control issues, but apparently has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis. The siblings hold much more meaning for fans than the producer. Silver's reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


 

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Just now, Stefancos said:

Every single film....

 

That catchphrase is for movies turned into TV series! If you don't know how to properly use it, don't use it!

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Of course! They used phone booths! Modern audiences have no idea what those are. And the cellphones they used were massive.

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Can't the siblings CGI the old cellphones into iPhone lookalikes so that the new public is able to understand what's going on?

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3 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

Of course! They used phone booths! Modern audiences have no idea what those are. And the cellphones they used were massive.

 

Plus they had to use cables to plug into the Matrix, when everything is wireless now!

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The Matrix is even the wrong title. It should be called The Cloud!

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4 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

The Matrix is even the wrong title. It should be called The Cloud!

 

Yes!

 

1 minute ago, Alexcremers said:

I guess the part of Neo will be played by either Chris Pine or Ryan Gosling, right?

 

Chris Pratt! With Jennifer Lawrence as Trinity.

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7 minutes ago, Alexcremers said:

I guess the part of Neo will be played by either Chris Pine or Ryan Gosling, right?

 

The article implies they're looking at Michael B. Jordan for the lead.

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Surely he will play Morpheus, right?

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18 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

Chris Pratt! With Jennifer Lawrence as Trinity.

 

No Fassbender?

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1 hour ago, Stefancos said:

The Matrix is even the wrong title. It should be called The Cloud!

 

 

"Wake up, Neo, The Cloud has you".

"What is The Cloud?".

 

Tom Hardy for Neo, Tom Hiddleston for Agent Smith, and Morgan Freeman for The Architect.

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Brilliant! Brian Tyler Bates scoring!

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It's WB. They'll probably get Hans Zimmer to do it.

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There will be nothing revolutionary about this film, like The Matrix was, which was a huge reason why it was so successful.  This will be hollow.

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The series didn't exactly end strong.  Shouldn't be rebooted from scratch but rather some type of continuation.  I don't mind them taking another crack at it.  Give someone else a chance at telling a story in this world, maybe they'll fair better than the Wachowskis did with their own material toward the end.

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So, we have a title: The Matrix Rebooted.

 

We have a cast: Chris Pratt as Neo, Jennifer Lawrence as Trinity 2.0, Trump as Morpheus, Michael Fassbender as Agent Smith 3.5, Judi Dench as The Architectress.

 

How about George Miller as the director?

 

But then that would mean DrugAddict67 as the composer... Well, it's either him or Giacchino, so...

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The Doof Warrior would feel right at home in one of their underground clubs.

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Who would be good in the Joe Pantoliano role?  Michael Sheen?

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Wait, are you taking this seriously, Jason?

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17 minutes ago, Jay said:

Who would be good in the Joe Pantoliano role?  Michael Sheen?

 

Bryan Cranston!

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9 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

 

Thinking about this rumor, I just remembered that video:

 

 

 

:lol2:

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A reboot would very maybe equal the 'quality' of the inferior Matrix sequels, but it will never be as good as the original first movie. Some movies you don't remake ... Alien, A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, ....

 

 

 

 

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Been thinking about something...

 

The original trilogy was about freeing ourselves from the machines: the humans were slaves to the machines, and their goal was to defeat them. It was a reflection on real life, where we weren't sure how to deal with the evolution of technology, with the machines becoming more and more important in our lives... The question was: "Should we let that happen?"

 

But now, in real life, the machines are clearly winning: people are going crazy over stuff like virtual reality (which is exactly like the actual Matrix), they want it, they're asking for it. So... Could it be that the reboot will present the machines as the good guys? The machines now being the one making us "free", liberating us from the dreadfulness of real life and offering us the beauty of virtual reality? Will it tell how great the machines are and how pitiful humans are without them?

 

Discuss!

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22 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Of course! They used phone booths! Modern audiences have no idea what those are. And the cellphones they used were massive.

 

Ah, The Matrix's equivalents of the archaic computer screens seen in Alien; technology of the time once again the achilles heel of any application for true cinematic 'timelessness'.

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Or the use of clipboards in 2001: A Space Odyssey.  That film will never become a true classic because of these glaring flaws.

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Kubrick and Arthur C. were too narrow minded!

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