The New Matrix was inevitable
BANG Showbiz – December 28, 2021 / 1:52 p.m. | History: 355656
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Matrix Resurrections would have been created without Lana Wachowski
The Matrix Resurrections producer James McTeigue insists Warner Bros. would have produced the film even if Lana Wachowski had not participated.
The 56-year-old director has returned to direct the latest sci-fi franchise film – although Lilly’s sister is not in the blockbuster – but the producer believes the film would probably have happened because of its box office success. from the previous moves of the “Matrix”.
James told Collider: “Look. I think when you have a franchise with so much money, there is always talk.
“It’s the same way the Marvel universe repeats itself, or you have Spider-Man, or Iron Man, or Thor. There’s always the possibility of updating these movies just because you can make them. money and tell new stories. I do not have to say that it is just a purely budgetary thought.
“But yes, look, there were versions out there, but they did not land on the right version. So when Lana finally came back and said, ‘Look, I’m interested in making another movie,’ of course they went. With the director who was genesis of the “Matrix”.
James continued: “There were versions out there. But I guess fate dictated that Lana’s story came at the right time and Warner Bros. was willing to move on with that story.”
The director of “V for Vendetta” remembered how Lana informed him that she was interested in directing the film – starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss – after a significant development in her life.
James – who worked as an assistant director on previous franchise films – said: “She called me and said she had this idea that came to her completely. There was an event in her life that made her feel like she wanted to connect. again with the characters Trinity and Neo.
“So he called us and said, ‘Hi, that’s what I’m thinking. Here is the story. What do you believe; Are you interested; You will come back; Will you come back and do it? ”I said yes.
“I feel like it was about three years ago now, two and a half, three years ago.”
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