The working title for The Matrix 4 has been revealed. Thanks to the latest issue of Production Weekly, fans got a glimpse into how the film is doing. The Matrix 4 is currently untitled in an official capacity, but Warner Bros. has a working title for the project.
And what is it? Well, Project Ice Cream is the name of the game.
The production update came with a few confirmations that fans were already briefed on. The film’s director is listed as Lana Wachowski with her acting as a co-writer on the script. Grant Hill will produce the sequel while stars like Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return to the franchise, though it seems unlikely that the film could take place without some sort of involvement from Laurence Fishburne.
When the film was announced, Warner Bros. Pictures Chairman Toby Emmerich spoke out about the franchise and praised the fact that the core creators in the movie were returning.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana,” Emmerich said in a statement. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.”
There were rumors that the film would be completely rebooted under the pen of Zak Penn and actor Michael B. Jordan, but as of now, those rumors are panning out to be simple pitches rather than full-blown plans to revive the Matrix. And with Lana Wachowski returning alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, it seems like fans will be satisfied that the architects are returning for some remodeling.
There’s currently not a release date for The Matrix 4, but we will provide more information about the sci-fi revival as it becomes available.