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It’s time to head back in The Matrix because a fourth film in the franchise is actually happening. 

The news comes from Variety, which reports that the film will feature Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss back as Neo and Trinity. 

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Lana Wachowski will write and direct the film. She has written and directed all three previous films with her sister Lilly. She made a statement about continuing with the franchise 20 years after the original. 

“Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends,” Wachowski said.

The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. 

We could not be more excited to be re-entering ‘The Matrix’ with Lana,” Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in the announcement. “Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in ‘The Matrix’ universe.”

Filmmakers have attempted to make another film in The Matrix franchise for a few years, but had issues with production rights. 

The plot and other character details are currently unknown, but we can’t wait to find out more information about the film. 

The first Matrix celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The third film, The Matrix Revolutions, dropped in 2003, so we’re long overdue for another movie. 

See how people reacted to the news on Twitter of the franchise continuing below. 

More news

Last year, Nokia got nostalgic with the reintroduction of their 8110 slider phone, a distinct piece of mid-’90s technology made eternal by an appearance in the Wachowskis’ sci-fi blockbuster The Matrix

It was reported that the new/old phone, the Nokia 8110 4G, was being revived by current Nokia rights holder and Finnish tech company HMD Global, as reported by Forbes. As an alternative to high-end smartphones, you could own the same mobile device that Keanu Reeves (as hacker-turned-savior Neo) drops off the edge of a skyscraper in the 1999 movie—revisit that pacesetting scene below.

“The Nokia 8110 comes with the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, delivering durability and reliability as standard,” HMD say of the phone, as covered by the NME. “With a familiar and easy to use interface, it features intuitive tactile mechanics, with slide to answer and end calls, as well as an addictive helicopter style spin on its axis.”

The revamped phone dropped May 2018. 

Check out The Verge‘s Nokia 8110 video after the movie clip:

What do you think of a fourth Matrix movie? Sound off in the comments down below!

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