Red pill. Blue pill. It’s the world of The Matrix, and we’re just living in it.
The original sci-fi film premiered in 1999, spawning two sequels and a legacy that left us talking about “glitches in the Matrix” long after the films ended. Now, nearly two decades later, it’s time to go back.
The Matrix Resurrections arrives December 22. With the resurrection of the franchise comes the return of its two leads, Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Ann Moss’ Trinity.
When Entertainment Weekly asked Reeves why he agreed to return to the series now, he cited a combination of the right story and creative team.
“We had filmmakers who you wanted to say yes to, [and] material that you wanted to commit to, to give everything that you could to,” said Reeves.
The Matrix Resurrections comes from the original writing/directing team, the Wachowskis—and no doubt no one could do it better than the duo who created the Matrix to begin with.
Besides shaping the face of sci-fi as we know it, the upcoming film also promises to deliver on its characters.
“When I read the script for this movie I cried, because the idea of watching these two iconic actors in these two iconic parts coming back and fighting to have their love again just wrecked me,” said new cast member Jonathan Groff.
Reeves agreed that the relationship between Trinity and Neo helped drive the original trilogy, and will continue to play an important role in Resurrections.
“Certainly the depth of why this film got made is the sense of it being a love story between Trinity and Neo,” said Reeves.
Moss added that it felt natural to pick back up where they left off.
“Most of my scenes are with Keanu, and it was just a pleasure to sit across from him and do that again,” Moss said. “He has a masterful understanding of action. I’ve watched him grow in the last 20 years. I’m in awe of it.”
Reeves, of course, can’t let those compliments be one-sided.
“But you’ve got a flavor,” he protested. “It’s Trinity! It’s Carrie-Anne Moss, Trinity flavor. All the fierceness and mind, focus, commitment is there in the gestures. Untamed and wild and controlled.”
You can step back into the Matrix with Neo and Trinity soon. The Matrix Resurrections premieres in theaters December 22.
Source: Entertainment Weekly