It's Official: Keanu Reeves Will Return For 'The Matrix 4'
Keanu Reeves will make his return to the world of The Matrix with a fourth film now officially in the works.
Lana Wachowski has been locked in as the writer and director of the latest instalment.
It appears the $1.6 billion franchise is heading back to its roots with Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now," Wachowski said in a statement on Wednesday.
"I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends," she continued.
Sci-fi novelists Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell have also been involved in the script-writing process, while Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film, according to Variety.
Rumours of the movie have been circulating for two years now, with talk Michael B. Jordan had a shot at taking over the lead role, but nothing has ever come to fruition until now.
Plot details remain a mystery and production is expected to begin sometime in 2020.
There are no confirmed dates as of yet.
The timing of the announcement is fitting, given this year marks 20 years since the release of the original film.
It also comes at a peak time for Reeves who is the man-of-the-moment having starred in both “John Wick 3” and “Toy Story 4,” while filming the long-awaited 'Bill & Ted' sequel and revealing he will feature in the upcoming game 'Cyberpunk 2077'.