Director Will Not Be Involved

A new Matrix movie is happening, but it will not be involving Lilly Wachowski.

Back in May, The Matrix stunt performer Chad Stahelski led people to believe the Wachowskis might be involved with the new version, but later clarified he was speaking hypothetically and didn’t know if the Wachowskis would be involved or not.

Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel for her Showtime series Work In Progress, Lilly Wachowski confirmed she was committed to her current project and wouldn’t be plugging back into The Matrix.

She told SlashFilm:

“Well, I’m a little busy at the moment,”

“I like it when stories go out into the world and then come back to you in different ways. I mean, that’s what storytelling is all about. I’m part of a bigger thing. I don’t have any ownership over stuff like that, so whatever story anybody wants to tell, I can’t wait to hear. I hope it’s better than the original.”

The Wachowski’s co-wrote, and co-directed the original Matrix trilogy which kicked things off back in 1999.

And for those who are near to a participating AMC theater, Warner Bros. Pictures, AMC Theatres, and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced The Matrix 20th anniversary screenings is coming to over 135 AMC Theatres locations around the US in the patented Dolby Cinema format, which includes Dolby Vision picture and Dolby Atmos sound. But the movie will only be in theaters for one week from August 30 through September 5. Check your local listings.

If you’ve never seen a movie in a Dolby Cinema theater, here’s how they describe the experience:

“A premium cinema offering for moviegoers, Dolby Cinema combines state-of-the-art picture and sound. With Dolby Vision, the picture comes alive with amazing brightness and darker darks to offer a more lifelike sense of depth, rendering colors and detail unlike other movie theaters. Dolby Atmos transports guests inside the story with sound that flows all around them, including overhead. The sound in the cinema envelops viewers, making the story their reality. Guests are also able to enjoy next-level comfort with spacious, innovative recliners that pulsate with the action. Dolby Cinema fully realizes the filmmaker’s intent, putting moviegoers in the middle of the action.”

And as we reported yesterday, this week Warner Bros. set an untitled event film for Nov. 20, 2020. I wonder, I wonder…