The Matrix. Arguably one of the best action/sci-fi films of the past 20 years and one that ushered in new film techniques and helped form new methods of cinematic storytelling. I mean come on! The Matrix transformed Keanu Reeves from Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan into John Wick and that, my friends, was an amazing feat indeed. Now we’re hearing murmurs from the belly of the Warner Bros. beast that a now epic classic film is being considered for a reboot.
That’s right, The Matrix rebooted could be coming to a theater near you sometime soon. Early reports indicate that the Wachowskis are not part of this project and I’d venture to say will most likely not be at all. Instead, it seems it was Joel Silver that may have gotten the ball moving on this questionable move into reboot land.
Joel Silver, who produced the original trilogy, is said to have approached Warners about the idea of mining The Matrix for a potential new film. However, Silver sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012 for about $30 million, according to sources. Warners is said to be leery of including him in any meaningful role, as he not only has a reputation for budget-control issues, but apparently has a strained relationship with the Wachowskis. The siblings hold much more meaning for fans than the producer. Silver’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
When the news broke of a possible reboot, I shuddered. In my fan-based opinion, reboots almost always suck donkeys and this idea excites me about as much as a root canal without prescription drugs. Sometimes Hollywood needs to leave well-enough alone and let a classic stay a classic, this is of course only my opinions and thoughts. So I’d be interested in knowing what you all think.Source: Hollywood Reporter