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New Matrix films coming in 3D? Whoa…

The Matrix - The Wachowskis

Update: It was all a hoax. Thank goodness for that grain of salt.

This comes from Ain’t It Cool News (by way of The Playlist), so it should be taken with a fairly large grain of salt. Apparently, Keanu Reeves recently dropped a few bits of news regarding some future projects, and one of them is a potential new set of Matrix films.

[Reeves] met the Wachowski’s (no emphasis on the word brothers), for lunch over Christmas and stated that they had completed work on a two picture script treatment that would see him return to the world of the matrix as Neo. Says the brothers have met with Jim Cameron to discuss the pro’s and con’s of 3D and are looking to deliver something which has never been seen again. keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title “The Matrix” and he swears this time that the treatment will truly revolutionise the action genre like the first movie. Wachowski’s are working on a movie called “Cloud Atlas” at the moment, once that concludes they will talk again.

Surprisingly… I’m OK with this, should it ever come to past. I’ve made no secret of my disappointment with the second and third installments of the original Matrix trilogy, but the first film still kicks all kinds of ass. The world and mythology of the Matrix is fascinating, and I’d love to see it revisited and even redeemed — assuming that the over-the-top philosophizing and spectacle-for-spectacle’s sake could be avoided this time around. And while I’m not too hot on 3D — right now, it feels more like a greedy money-grabbing tactic than the next step in the evolution of cinema — if there was ever a cinematic world that I’d like to see in all of its 3D-enhanced glory, it’s that of the Matrix.

As for Reeves’ other projects, I’m actually more excited about his take on the 47 ronin — one of the most famous samurai stories of all time — than I am the return of Ted “Theodore” Logan… but that’d be pretty cool, too.

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