Matrix fans get your spoon and red pill ready, Lana Wachowski’s Matrix 4 is on the event horizon.
Under the code name “Project Ice Cream”, the film began production in San Francisco on February 4, 2020. Filming is also set to take place at Babelsberg Studio in Germany, and in Chicago. Filming in San Francisco caused irritation amongst citizens and city workers after damage was inflicted to buildings and street lights. As opposed to other productions, no second unit was needed during the action sequences as Wachowski directed all the scenes herself.
On March 16, 2020, production on the film was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The production of the film is scheduled to continue on July 6, 2020.
Our only question is what took so long?
*as if time is actually a constant or even relevant.
“Our lives are not our own we are tied to others in the past and future. Every crime and every kindness gives birth to our future…..”
Lana’s trans sister Lily Wachowski, shed some light on the delay and why she isn’t involved with Matrix 4. After Cloud Atlas the sisters became increasingly frustrated with corporate Hollywood. “I got in when film was at its peak, before boards and marketers found a way to wrangle movies,” said Lily.“Eventually, all those people and institutions ended up in the room with you and specifically behind the typewriter and behind the lens and behind the Avid. It created a bit of tension for me personally. I got to this breaking point and I had to walk away,” exiting Sense8 and the industry altogether almost six years ago.
This makes sense because Matrix is all about raging against the machine.
Although we don’t know anything about the plot and haven’t seen a trailer we do know Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo, and Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity. New additions to the trilogy include Neil Patrick Harris, the incomparable Priyanka Chopra, and iZombie actor Andrew Caldwell.