A new “Matrix” movie is coming soon with the Wachowskis to direct and Michael B. Jordan to star.
Chad Stahelski told Yahoo Movies that the Wachowskis will be returning to direct the new “Matrix” film. He told the news outlet:
“I’m super happy that the Wachowskis are not just doing a Matrix, but they’re expanding what we all loved. And if it’s anywhere near the level of what they’ve already done, it wouldn’t take more than a call to go, ‘Hey, we want you to be a stunt guy’ and I would probably go and get hit by a car.”
That said, Slashfilm has since reported the comment is inaccurate and was taken out of context. But, according to Discussing Film, a new “Matrix” film is coming soon at Warner Bros. with the Wachowskis set to return to direct the project.
The Hollywood Reporter reports, Zak Penn will write the screenplay and Michael B. Jordan will star. Wachowskis will direct the project and production will start in early 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. They have reportedly started secretly preparing the film under the working title “Project Ice Cream.” Plot details are currently a secret however the project is already beginning to hire crew members. Hugh Bateup, who was an art director on the 1999 “The Matrix” is set to return to the franchise as the production designer for the film.
Micahel B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions and Warner Bros will produce the project and at this time is unknown whether if it will be a sequel or a reboot.
The GWW has also reported that the film will shoot in Chicago under the name ‘Project Ice Cream’ with Lana Wachowski set to be one of the directors.