Warner Bros. is giving The Matrix a reboot

THR notes that Warner Bros. would want the Wachowski siblings - who most recently helmed the feature "Jupiter Ascending" - and are now focused on their Netflix series "Sense8" - to at least give their blessing, but a potential wrench is thrown into the equation in the form of producer Joel Silver, who helped put the original trilogy together.

The Matrix was written and directed by Lilly and Larry Wachowski, who spent years nurturing and refining the movie's breakthrough concepts.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio is in the early stages of rebooting the iconic sci-fi franchise, aiming to explore other avenues of the Matrix universe, rather than remaking the original trilogy - much like how Disney have created anthology films set in the same Star Wars universe, but not directly linked to the episodic installments. It also featured Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne.

"They would have to write and direct it".

It's too early to say whether or not Reeves would even be required for the movie, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Michael B. Jordan is being courted to star in the potential film. The New Jersey native also starred in 2012's Chronicle, which received a nomination for Best Science Fiction Film at the Saturn Awards in 2013.

Andy Wachowski (left) and sibling Lana Wachowski won't be back for a reboot of The Matrix.

Neo was Reeves' stepping stone to action stardom and most recently he was seen reprising the eponymous role of "John Wick" in the sequel, "John Wick: Chapter 2". Reeves played computer programmer Neo, aka The One, who is told the truth about his world and is chosen to lead a rebellion against the machines, alongside a group of people freed from the "dream world". Something of a gamble, The Matrix went on to win four Oscars and make US$463.5 million worldwide. Today the word on the e-streets is that The Matrix is getting a reboot over at Warner Bros.

  • Salvatore Jensen