THR is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a relaunch of The Matrix. So far, Zak Penn in talks to write the project. Rumor has it there is interest in Michael B. Jordan for a role. The Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the 1999 sci-fi movie and sequels, are so far not involved.
Producer Joel Silver allegedly approached Warner Bros. He sold his interest in all his movies to the studio in 2012. He did not comment on the rumors.
Written and directed by the Wachowskis, the original movie starred Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. The film became the highest grossing R-rated film of 1999 in North America, the fourth-highest grossing film of the year worldwide and went on to win four Academy Awards. The sequels were not as successful, but made Reeves one of the richest actors in Hollywood. Stay tuned, kids…