A new one-minute promo has arrived for The Matrix Resurrections, unveiling … more questions for the fourth feature chapter in the franchise that kicked off back in 1999 (yeah, somehow, that was 22 years ago).
The new trailer focuses on The Matrix‘s idea of déjà vu, as Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) explained in the first film: “A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.” The new look at the film below draws clear parallels with the first film, at least visually… just don’t expect to know anything new. Is the grand server that is the Matrix getting a reboot of sorts? Like, how are Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity back? And how is Morpheus back, albeit this time played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II?
As for the latter, Abdul-Mateen tried to give some sort of answer in an interview with EW back in October.
“I play a character who’s definitely aware of the history of the Matrix [and] the history of Morpheus. This character is on a journey of self-discovery. There’s a lot in our story that’s about growth, defining your own path. Morpheus isn’t exempt from that. […] What the viewers will come to understand is that there are many rules of the Matrix. Age, appearance, the things we identify as real, can be manipulated in that world. The Matrix is where anything is possible.”
In an age where fan hunger can lead to way too many answers being provided prior to a film’s release, it’s nice to be entering this sci-fi epic without knowing much at all.
We’ll see what we’re in for when The Matrix Resurrections, directed by Lana Wachowski and also starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci, hits the U.S. in both cinemas & HBO Max on December 22nd and Australian cinemas on December 26th.
Extended official synopsis and rundown for The Matrix Resurrections:
From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes “The Matrix Resurrections,” the long-awaited fourth film in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.
The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (the “Aquaman” franchise) Jessica Henwick (TV’s “Iron Fist,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), Jonathan Groff (“Hamilton,” TV’s “Mindhunter”), Neil Patrick Harris (“Gone Girl”), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (TV’s “Quantico,”), Christina Ricci (TV’s “Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”), Telma Hopkins (TV’s “Dead to Me,”), Eréndira Ibarra (series “Sense8,” “Ingobernable”), Toby Onwumere (TV’s “Empire”), Max Riemelt (series “Sense8”), Brian J. Smith (series “Sense8,” “Treadstone”), and Jada Pinkett Smith (“Angel Has Fallen,” TV’s “Gotham”).
Lana Wachowski directed from a screenplay by Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon, based on characters created by The Wachowskis. The film was produced by Grant Hill, James McTeigue and Lana Wachowski. The executive producers were Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Jesse Ehrman and Bruce Berman.
Wachowski’s creative team behind the scenes included “Sense8” collaborators: directors of photography Daniele Massaccesi and John Toll, production designers Hugh Bateup and Peter Walpole, editor Joseph Jett Sally, costume designer Lindsay Pugh, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, and composers Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, In Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, In Association with Venus Castina Productions, “The Matrix Resurrections.” The film will be distributed by worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be released only in cinemas Boxing Day.