Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role as Neo, a rebel leader battling machines, in a fourth installment of The Matrix franchise, Warner Bros said.
He will be joined by Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity, a fellow warrior and Neo’s love interest, in the latest sequel for a franchise whose first film was hailed as a revolution in filmmaking when it debuted in 1999.
The movie will be written, directed and produced by Lana Wachowski, a creator of The Matrix franchise with her sister, Lilly. Lilly will not be involved in the latest movie, according to news reports, because she is at work on her latest television project, Work in Progress.
Toby Emmerich, the chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group, made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday.
“We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” he said.
Warner Bros will produce and distribute the film with Village Roadshow Pictures. Grant Hill has been named a producer along with Wachowski.