Warner Bros. is said to be considering "The Matrix" reboot, however, it is in the early stages of developing a rebooted version. It is also being said that Michael B. Jordan could be signed in to play the lead.
"The Matrix" reboot might become a reality in future as the original producer of the 1999 classic has approached Warner Bros. with the idea of a remake. It is said that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of talks with Zak Penn. For those who do not know, Penn has been associated with some well-known superhero movies and has provided story assistance to other established writers for hit movies like "The Avengers," "Elektra," and "X-Men: The Last Stand."
Though Penn has not been finalized for "The Matrix" reboot, it is said that his chances of getting roped in are pretty high. Also, producer Joel Silver (behind the original) has got in touch with Warner Bros. However, the latter is wary of his high-spending and budget excesses. His relationship with Wachowskis, the creators of "The Matrix" is also a cause for concern.
As of now, the Wachowskis are not involved with the "The Matrix" reboot but it is said that Warner Bros. will try to seek their approval before they go ahead with this project. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is said to be creating a writers' room of scribes to come up with the best solution to re-launch the classic franchise.
It may be mentioned here that the original that released in 1999 was a huge hit, earned a total of $463 million while the sequel "The Matrix Reloaded" even bettered the record with a total of $742 million. However, the finale that arrived in 2003 could only manage $427.3 million.
In light of all these facts, it would be interesting to watch how "The Matrix" reboots finally takes a shape and who gets to helm the movie.