New Matrix movie in the works, Drew Goddard writing and directing

New Matrix movie

A new report has confirmed not only is a new Matrix movie in the works, it will be the first film in the franchise not directed by the Wachowski’s.

The new scoop (via Hollywood Reporter) confirmes Drew Goddard is writing and directing the new Matrix movie, though “plot details are being kept hidden on the Nebuchadnezzar.” Warner Bros. did say, though, Goddard approached them with a “new take to extend the franchise.”

Goddard is known as both a writer and director and has worked on The Martian, The Cabin in the Woods, World War Z, and even the monster movie Cloverfield.

The original Matrix came out just over 25 years ago on March 31st, 1999 and rocked the film industry as a blockbuster success with its style and story. It went on to spawn two direct sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and the final sequel The Matrix Resurrections.

“Drew came to Warner Bros. with a new idea that we all believe would be an incredible way to continue the Matrix world, by both honoring what Lana and Lilly began over 25-years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters,” Warner Bros. Motion Pictures president of production Jesse Ehrman said in a statement. “The entire team at Warner Bros. Discovery is thrilled for Drew to be making his new Matrix film, adding his vision to the cinematic canon the Wachowskis’ spent a quarter of a century building here at the studio.”

As mentioned this will be the first Matrix film with no direct involvement from creators Lana and Lilly Wachoswki, though Lana will serve as executive producer.

Goddard got his start writing in the 1990s with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as other shows like Alias and Lost.

“It is not hyperbole to say The Matrix films changed both cinema and my life,” said Goddard in a statement. “Lana and Lilly’s exquisite artistry inspires me on a daily basis, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to tell stories in their world.”

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