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Warner Bros. to reboot The Matrix

Warner Bros. is planning to reboot the 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Sources have claimed the studio is eyeing Creed actor Micheal B Jordan to star with screenwriter Zak Penn (The Avengers) in talks to write the script, however little else is known about the studio’s plans for the film.

The original Matrix, directed by the Wachowskis, was hailed as a revolutionary sci-fi epic, which mixed comic book and manga influences with martial arts based action and ground-breaking special effects. It was the highest grossing film of 1999, and won four Academy Awards. The film’s two sequels had a mixed reception from critics but were still financially successful.

Not all fans are enthused by the impending reboot, however, the film could surely win points by following the naming conventions of previous series entries. Following The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Rebooted only makes sense.

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