In 1999, the Wachowskis changed the face of Hollywood forever with their seminal sci-fi film The Matrix and its sleek vision of a dystopian future and its game-changing “bullet time” technology. Now Lana Wachowski could be gearing up for another cinematic game-changer with her new filming style for The Matrix 4, which series newcomer Jessica Henwick said will “change the industry again.”
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Before they became directors of some of the best action movies of the past decade, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch were stunt performers on The Matrix films. Now they’ve revealed that they’re returning to help out behind the scenes on The Matrix 4 – but whereas the filmmakers and their 87Eleven production company have previously been called in on other movies to shoot action sequences, they make clear that director Lana Wachowski shoots all her own action, so they’re only going to be involved in the “creative concept of some of the choreography” of the highly-anticipated sequel. Read More »
Jonathan Groff, who stars in the Netflix series Mindhunter and voices the character of Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen films, is the latest actor to plug in to the newest Matrix sequel.
Groff has reportedly signed on to appear in Lana Wachowski‘s The Matrix 4, joining a cast that already includes returning veterans Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett-Smith as well as franchise newcomers Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchmen) and Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Iron Fist). Welcome to the desert of the real, Mr. Groff. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Update: If you’re wondering what’s going on with Morpheus in this story, a new report indicates that we could see a younger version of that character pop up in this film. Our original report continues, and you can read the Morpheus-related update embedded within.
The Matrix turned 20 years old this year and here’s one way to celebrate: Warner Bros. has announced that The Matrix 4 is officially in the works. After years of rumors and tales of reboots and a revolving door of talented folks all taking a crack at this iconic and mind-bending universe, the new film will return to where it all began. Keanu Reeves will return as Neo, Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity, and Lana Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the original trilogy with her sister Lilly, will co-write, produce, and direct. Whoa, indeed.
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Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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Because Netflix does not release their internal data, we never know what exact numbers make a show a hit on everyone’s go-to streaming service. But whatever numbers those numbers are, the science fiction series Sense8 was not hitting them. The series was cancelled earlier this month following the debut of its second season and the show’s small but extremely passionate fanbase let their voices be heard. They were not going to let this one go down without a fight.
And now, a glimmer of hope: while the show will not return for a third season, a two-hour special is on the way for 2018, hopefully giving the show the grand finale it warrants and the fans the closure they desire.
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We have some sad news today for fans of Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s ambitious, globe-spanning series Sense8: Netflix has officially canceled the show after only two seasons. Read the streaming service’s official statement below, as well as some speculation about why the series got the ax.
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Yesterday, a shocking piece of news was unleashed upon the world: Donald Trump’s 2005 income tax papers finally proved that rich people pay much less percentage-wise than you and me and that tax changes he’s trying to get approved will allow people like him to pay even less! And then, Hollywood responded with some shocking news of its own. The Hollywood Reporter broke a huge entertainment news story: Warner Bros is developing a reboot of The Matrix without the involvement of original franchise creators Lilly and Lana Wachowski and possibly starring Michael B. Jordan.
My immediate response is that this is a horrible idea. After dwelling on it, I compiled a list of reasons to leave this franchise alone…and then decided to play devil’s advocate and also look at the reasons why The Matrix should be rebooted.
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Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Angie Han
With apologies to my loved ones, the best Christmas gift I got last year was the Sense8 holiday special. It had been over a year since the first season hit Netflix, and the two-hour extravaganza had everything I’d hoped for from the return — drama, action, romance, tons of earnest metaphysical nonsense, and, yes, even a meticulously choreographed orgy. Best of all, it heralded the arrival of even more episodes to come in the new year, with Sense8 season 2 scheduled to hit in May.
Of course, May’s still a ways away. But Netflix isn’t leaving us completely high and dry. They’ve just dropped a big batch of Sense8 season 2 images, teasing more good times, more bad times, and lots of sweet cluster meetings that are probably going to make me cry. Flip through the new photos below.
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Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Generally speaking, I’m not much of a holiday person. I’m just too cold and dead inside to get caught up in the magic of it all. But if there’s one thing that can get me to feel some seasonally appropriate warm fuzzies, it’s probably Sense8, a show so earnestly empathetic that I find it impossible to resist. And wouldn’t you know it, they’ve got a Christmas special coming just in time.
Created by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski, the sci-fi drama centers on eight people around the world who realize they’re psychically and spiritually linked. There’s some of the usual sci-fi drama stuff about digging for answers and running from another “cluster” out to harm them, but mostly it’s about how wonderful it is that these eight people basically have seven extra friends rattling around in their heads. If you haven’t seen season one, you’ve still got a few days left to catch up before the special drops next week. If you have seen season one, you should click on through to find out what’s next. Watch the Sense8 Christmas special trailer below. Read More »