David Mitchell, co-writer of The Matrix Resurrections has called the upcoming Keanu Reeves film a subversion of blockbusters.
When The Matrix was first released back in 1999, it blew away audiences and critics with its effects, action scenes, and story. Two sequels were released in 2003 to a diminished response from audiences, although the second film became the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time until the release of Deadpool. For some time it was rumored that a new film in the franchise was in development before it was revealed that Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss would be returning to their respective roles for the sequel.
When the first trailer was released, it raised more questions than answers and the cast has been rather coy about what is going on in the film. This has extended to the people behind the camera as they aren’t giving away the secrets to The Matrix Resurrections. In a recent interview, co-writer David Mitchell continued to be elusive about the subject matter but assured that the film was anything but another sequel and called it a subversion of the typical blockbuster:
“I saw the film in Berlin in September. It’s really good. I cannot tell you what this film is about, but I could explain what it is not. It’s certainly not yet one more sequel, but something autonomous that contains however the three Matrix that preceded in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and weird creation. It also achieves a couple of things that we do not see in action films, meaning it subverts the rules of blockbusters.”
Here is the official synopsis for Keanu Reeves’ The Matrix Resurrections:
In a world of two realities—everyday life and what lies behind it—Thomas Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. Choice, while an illusion, is still the only way in or out of the Matrix, which is stronger, more secure and more dangerous than ever before.
Directed by Lana Wachowski from a script she co-wrote with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchel, The Matrix Resurrections stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, and Brian J. Smith.
The Matrix Resurrections is currently set to hit theaters and HBO Max on December 22, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.