‘Matrix Resurrections’: Lana Wachowski nearly ABANDONed production during pandemic

Throughout 2020, several film and TV productions suffered stoppages due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The health crisis generated delays and even cancellations of long-awaited titles, and the same almost happened with ‘Matrix Resurrections‘.

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The information was revealed by Jessica Henwick (‘Iron Fist’) during an interview with the Collider.

In the plot, the star will be one of Morpheu’s new allied warriors (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) against the domination of artificial intelligence over the human race.

Asked about the challenges of recording during the pandemic, the actress said that the director Lana Wachowski considered throwing in the towel during production.

“When the recordings were interrupted by COVID-19, I was training my choreographies and speaking at home for about three months, although we didn’t know if we were going to record again so soon. When these three passed, Lana had a meeting and said, ‘Well, guys… Maybe that’s it. Maybe we won’t go back to recording. The new ‘Matrix‘It will stay in the memory like an incomplete film and no one will be able to watch it, the situation is unbearable’.”

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She continued:

“She was exhausted, but we all insisted that she not give up. She simply flirted with the idea of ​​leaving everything in the way. I don’t even know if I should be saying this, but that’s what happened.”

Despite fan expectations, there was so much uncertainty surrounding what would happen to the movie industry that no one can blame Wachowski for thinking about this possibility, right?

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Fortunately, the feature has already been completed and is scheduled to premiere in a month, in December 22nd in national cinemas.

Remembering that the sequel won a new commercial, which brings some glimpses of unpublished scenes.

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Set to premiere on December 22 in national cinemas, ‘The Matrix Resurrections‘ is a continuation of the story set out in the first film MATRIX.

In the plot, Reeves e Moss return as cinematic icons Neo & Trinity in an expansion of their story that ventures back into the Matrix and even deeper into the rabbit hole.

A mind-blowing new adventure with action and epic scale, set in a familiar but even more provocative world, where reality is more subjective than ever and all it takes to see the truth is to free your mind.

20 years after the first film, the franchise that helped define pop culture at the turn of the century is back in a continuation and extension of the original film. Matrix remains in the zeitgeist as a film that changed the way we look at cinema and reality itself. With its revolutionary action and visuals, The Matrix helped pave the way for the movies to come.

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Besides Reeves (Neo), the feature has the return of Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity), Jada Pinkett-Smith (Niobe) e Daniel Bernhardt (Agent Johnson), in addition to introducing Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Ricci e Priyanka Chopra.

Matrix‘ was released in 1999 and acclaimed around the world for its pioneering visual effects. The original won four Oscars and grossed $463 million worldwide.

Two sequels followed, ‘Matrix: Reloaded’ e ‘Matrix: Revolutions‘, both released in theaters in 2003.

In all, the trilogy earned US$1.6 billion dollars for a Warner Bros Pictures.

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