Report: Warner Bros Rebooting The Matrix, Wachowskis Not Involved At This Time

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From the braintrust that brought you Ben Affleck not directing The Batman, there's a reboot in the works. It's a reboot of hit 1999 film The Matrix, which went on to spawn two sequels which we shall never mention again. News of this reboot comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who note that Zak Penn will write the treatment, and Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan could play the lead role.

Some might speculate as to why a movie that's less than twenty years old even needs a reboot, but the most shocking part of THR's report is as follows:

At this point, the Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original and its two sequels, are not involved and the nature of their potential engagement with a new version has not been determined.

That doesn't mean The Wachowskis won't eventually be involved. THR speculates that the studio will at least want them to give the project their blessing. But we're not off to a great start here, are we?

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