Maybe Warner Bros.’ reboot of ‘The Matrix’ will be about Reddit pick-up artists
Warner Bros. has reportedly busted out the jumper cables on “The Matrix” and is preparing to reboot the 1999 sci-fi flick in some form or another. Right now things are as unclear and muddy as that horrible rave scene in “The Matrix Reloaded.” Are the Wachowskis involved? Unclear. Is this going to be part of some sort of “cinematic universe” hoo-ha where we’re forced to explore the inner lives of those twins with the terrible dreadlocks? Maybe! Will it involve the subreddit devoted to tricking women into having sex with pick-up artists, /theredpill/? Lordy, we hope so.
The Hollywood Reporter’s sources indicate that screenwriter Zak Penn will be involved; naturally, he has extensive experience with cinematic universes, with credits on “X2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “The Avengers,” as well as the upcoming adaptation of “Ready Player One.” Oh, and “The Karate Kid 2.” So, that’s promising. Michael B. Jordan’s name is being thrown around as a person of interest to star, which could be cool — he was impressive in the surprisingly entertaining “Chronicle” and near-hypnotic in “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed.” Plus he’s currently filming “Black Panther,” so why not throw another big budget action’er onto the to-do pile?
Keanu Reeves, meanwhile, is busy being an ageless ass-kicking hero to dogs everywhere in “John Wick 2.” Yahoo asked Reeves if he would be willing to turn up in “The Matrix 4,” and he was like, uhhhh, sure, because that’s what all actors say when you ask them about revisiting beloved characters. Actually, he said, “The Wachowskis would have to be involved… They would have to write it and direct it. And then we’d see what the story is, but yeah, I dunno, that’d be weird, but why not?”
Why not, indeed.
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