The Matrix goes back down the rabbit hole with fourth film Resurrections
Fans have been given a first glimpse of the highly anticipated film, The Matrix Resurrections.
Details about the fourth film in the franchise have been kept under wraps, but the trailer gives us a taste what’s to come with shots of helicopters, high speed chases and of course, gravity defying fights.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return as Neo and Trinity, respectively, a strange detail given the pair both met their demise and died at the end of the trilogy.
But it seems the latest instalment takes place in an entirely different dystopian reality. And if Jessica Henwick’s character sporting a tattoo of a white rabbit is anything to go by, the audience is lead back down the rabbit hole.
Despite everything Neo and Trinity have been though together, the trailer shows them coming face to face some two decades on, and failing to recognise one another.
They are joined by original trilogy members Jada Pinkett Smith and Lambert Wilson, as well as newcomers like Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, and Priyanka Chopra.
Original cast members Hugo Weaving, who played Agent Smith, declined the role due to a scheduling conflict and Laurence Fishburne’s character Morpheus was passed onto Abdul-Mateen II.
It has been almost 20 years since the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy came to an end.
In 1999, when the first film was released, Lana and Lilly Wachowski were little-known filmmakers. But the film was a massive success, raking in a string Academy Awards and completely revolutionising sci-fi, special effects and action sequences.
Given the cultural impact the trilogy continues to have, the fourth release has big expectations to live up to.
The Matrix Resurrections is slated for release in cinemas on January 1.
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