The trailer of the much-awaited installation of the cult science-fiction The Matrix Resurrections has been released by Warner Bros. The latest edition, packed with lots of mid-air actions, twists, acrobats, is still laced with the flavor of the original incredible slow-motion of The Matrix franchise that began in 1999.
The much loved duo Neo-Trinity who died after The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) is back with the fourth movie amidst the signature fight sequences, rocket launchers, jumping off buildings and some on-screen magic in the amazing amalgamation of human world and AI.
The Matrix Resurrections is being directed by Lana Wachowski while John Wick’s directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are involved in action choreography. Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell have co-written the script with Wachowski.
Keanu Reeves who plays Neo is now Thomas in the brand new version. In the opening scene, he is seen sitting at the office of a therapist played by Neil Patrick Harris. He is now suffering from amnesia, who only remembers his past in pieces.
The phenomenal series is originally about a computer hacker, played by Reeves, who learns about the true nature of his reality and the ongoing war with those in control of it. His character Neo, also known as “The One,” is given the task to save humanity. In his endeavor, Neo is joined by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), and Morpheus, now played by Yahya Abdul Mateen II.
Earlier, Morpheus was portrayed by Lawrence Fishburne.
The mind-boggling simulated Matrix world has recurring references of White Rabbit in the latest edition. Jessica Henwick’s character is seen sporting a White Rabbit tattoo and the trailer also reveals a copy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit song written by Grace Slick is another highlight of the trailer.
We see Priyanka Chopra Jonas making her first time appearance for a few seconds where she smiles at Neo in the nearly three minute long trailer.
Jada Pinkett Smith (Niobe) and Lambert Wilson (Merovingian) will be reprising their roles while Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff, and Neil Patrick Harris are newcomers to the franchise.
The cutting-edge VFX is done by animation and VFX studio DNEG. The film is jointly produced by Village Roadshow Pictures, Venus Castina Productions and Warner Bros.
The Matrix Resurrections will hit the theaters and get a digital release on HBO Max on 22 December 2021.