The fourth chapter in the popular sci-fi film franchise The Matrix 4 is titled ‘Resurrections,’ Warner Bros announced studio. The studio also unveiled the film’s first footage, fronted by Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, at a downsized CinemaCon, billed as “the largest gathering of movie theater owners from around the world” in Las Vegas.
Lana Wachowski, one-half of the Wachowskis who directed all the three films in the franchise with sister Lilly, has penned and led the new project. Besides Reeves, original trilogy star Carrie-Anne Moss also returns for the fourth installment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trailer was played for the CinemaCon audiences but not released online.
The trailer began with Keanu Reeves as Neo in therapy, telling his therapist (Neil Patrick Harris), “I had dreams that weren’t just dreams. Am I crazy?” He senses something is off with the world but has no memory of what The Matrix is. Later, he runs into a woman (Moss) at a coffee shop. They shake hands, but neither one remembers the other.
Meanwhile, Thomas spends his days taking prescription blue pills and wondering why everyone is glued to their phones, him being the odd one out.
Thomas later runs into a mysterious man (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who is reminiscent of Morpheus, the freedom fighter played by Laurence Fishburne in the original trilogy. The man hands Thomas a red pill, synonymous with the franchise’s premise, and soon the footage of him with powers, seeing The Matrix for the fake reality that it is, plays out.
WB In CinemaCon Presented More Trailers
The CinemaCon presentation also saw closer looks at Warner Bros other big-ticket films like The Robert Pattinson’s ‘Batman,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Malignant,’ ‘Cry Macho,’ ‘The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark’ and ‘King Richard,’ starring Will Smith. CinemaCon is being viewed as Warner Bros’ attempt to reassure the exhibition industry that the company is still in the game of theatrical releases, eight months after it decides to debut its entire 2021 slate on the same date in theatres and on the streaming service HBO Max which WarnerMedia owns.