Here, I'll just quietly toss in this grenade and run away....
The New ‘Matrix’ Trilogy Could Launch in 2017 (TWX)
It could soon be time for a new hacker hero to make the choice between the red and blue pills, according to a recent report from Latino Review. The report claims that Lana and Andy Wachowski plan to revisit The Matrix franchise, and possibly launch a new prequel trilogy by 2017.
Lana Wachowski On Why People DidnIn an interview with co-directors Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer to promote the upcoming Cloud Atlas, Lana Wachowski explains why the last two Matrix films were so different from the first one. She says the films were supposed to reflect Neo’s (Keanu Reeves) journey through the Matrix and understanding his role as The One.
What we were trying to achieve with the story overall was a shift, the same kind of shift that happens for Neo, that Neo goes from being in this sort of cocooned and programmed world, to having to participate in the construction of meaning to his life. And we were like, ‘Well, can the audience go through the three movies and experience something similar to what the main character experiences?’
So the first movie is sort of classical in its approach, the second movie is deconstructionist and an assault on all the things you thought to be true in the first movie … and the third movie is the most ambiguous, because it asks you to actually participate in the construction of meaning.