Matrix 4: Cult classic is coming back with a fourth film
Keanu Reeves has signed up to star in a reboot of The Matrix.
The 54-year-old actor will reprise his role as Neo when the iconic film returns for a fourth chapter.
Fans who are worried about whether the films will live up to its former glory might also be happy to know that Lana Wachowski, who created the franchise with her sister Lilly, will also return as director, along with the original cast member Carrie-Ann Moss.
“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now,” Wachowski said in a statement. “I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.”
The news comes as the franchise celebrates 20 years since the first film was released, which told the story of Neo and his discovery that the world was a simulated reality.
The Matrix became a box-office hit and making more than $460m worldwide and was followed by two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Since the movie was launched the popular franchise has made more than $1.6bn.
Fans have been hotly anticipating a new film since rumours of a fourth film first surfaced in 2017, with actor Michael B Jordan tipped for the lead role.