With a fourth Matrix film officially confirmed to be in development last month, returning star Keanu Reeves has revealed that he has indeed read the completed script for the planned sequel.
Little is known about the script for the recently-announced Matrix 4 (which is going under the working title Project Ice Cream), but Reeves himself recently dropped a small hint. Speaking to ET on the red carpet for his producer sister Karina Miller’s new movie Semper Fi, Reeves said he’s “excited” about the new movie and said of the script “It’s very ambitious. As it should be!“
Details on the upcoming film are still being kept under wraps, but Reeves will be joined by co-star Carrie-Anne Moss, co-director Lana Wachowski and several members of the trilogy’s original crew. The production is reportedly looking for a younger actor to portray Morpheus in an unknown capacity.
Officially confirmed to be in active development last month after years of rumors and speculation, the fourth Matrix is expected to begin principal photography in early 2020, though no release date has been announced by Warner Bros.
It will be interesting to see just how ambitious The Matrix 4 really is, and if this time Wachowski and company can find the right balance between giving vent to their ambitions and telling an engaging story after such a balance eluded them on the last two Matrix sequels.