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THE MATRIX IV is being filmed in Downtown San Francisco. Stars include Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pickett Smith will return as Niobe, along with Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson

 

January 13, 2021

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THE MATRIX IV is being filmed in Downtown San Francisco. January 11, 2021

Even during a pandemic, Hollywood must carry on. The film franchise considers the possibility that we are all living in a franchise.

Video from the filming of the Matrix IV, has emerged on Twitter. It shows two men dangling on wires as they tussle over downtown San Francisco.

The film industry has of course, been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/kv08a3/matrix_4_filming_in_downtown_san_francisco/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

But nevertheless, the fourth incarnation of the franchise that postulates we are all living in a simulation, is now being filmed in the City by the Bay. And yes, it does star Keanu Reeves.

The Matrix franchise is owned by Warner Brothers film company.

Following the release of The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowskis voiced their disinterest in making another Matrix film. However, in March 2017, The Hollywood Reporter released information stating a fourth installment was in development with director Zak Penn writing the screenplay.

The sequel film was officially confirmed in August 2019, with the announcement that Lana Wachowski was returning to "co-write, direct, and produce The Matrix 4" as a co-production between Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Additionally, both Reeves and Moss confirmed that they would reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

In addition to Reeves and Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith will return as Niobe, along with Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson.

Other confirmed roles include newcomers to the series Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jessica Henwick as the film's leads, as well as actors Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, and Andrew Caldwell. Production on the film began in February 2020, and is currently scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.

Released in 1999, The Matrix was written and directed by the Wachowskis, and produced by Joel Silver. It stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano and is the first installment in the Matrix franchise.

Following the release of The Matrix Revolutions, the Wachowskis voiced their disinterest in making another Matrix film. However, in March 2017, The Hollywood Reporter released information stating a fourth installment was in development with director Zak Penn writing the screenplay.[11] The sequel film was officially confirmed in August 2019, with the announcement that Lana Wachowski was returning to "co-write, direct, and produce The Matrix 4" as a co-production between Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Additionally, both Reeves and Moss confirmed that they would reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.

In response to the news, Lilly Wachowski stated that she was unable to return for the fourth film due to her role in producing the TV series Work in Progress, although she expressed approval of the film's creation without her involvement.

In addition to Reeves and Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith will return as Niobe, along with Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian and Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson. Other confirmed roles include newcomers to the series Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jessica Henwick as the film's leads, as well as actors Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Eréndira Ibarra, Priyanka Chopra, and Andrew Caldwell. Production on the film began in February 2020, and is currently scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.

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THE MATRIX IV is being filmed in Downtown San Francisco. January 11, 2021

The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis, and produced by Joel Silver. It stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano and is the first installment in the Matrix franchise.

The Matrix is an American media franchise created by writers-directors the Wachowskis and producer Joel Silver. The series primarily consists of a trilogy of science fiction action films beginning with The Matrix (1999) and continuing with two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (both in 2003), all written and directed by the Wachowskis and produced by Joel Silver. The franchise is owned by Warner Bros., which distributed the films along with Village Roadshow Pictures. The latter, along with Silver Pictures, are the two production companies that worked on all three films.

 

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