Matrix fans can look forward to a “beautiful and strange” movie when they watch The Matrix Resurrections next month, according to one of the movie’s writers. Co-author David Mitchell spoke to the Greek newspaper To Vima (via IndieWire) about his reactions to the finished film.
“I can’t tell you what this movie is about, but I could explain what it isn’t,” said Mitchell. “It’s certainly not a sequel anymore, but something autonomous that incorporates the three previous matrices in a really ingenious way. It’s a very beautiful and strange creation. It also achieved a couple of things that we don’t see in action films, that is, it undermines the rules of blockbusters. “
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Mitchell is the author of Cloud Atlas and previously worked with Lana Wachowski of The Matrix on the 2012 book adaptation. The two co-wrote The Matrix Resurrections with Aleksandar Hemon.
The Matrix Resurrections has already proven its willingness to be weird by redesigning its website to allow fans to see highly specific teaser trailers before the movie’s official reveal. In addition, we scratch our heads at some revelations, wonder about Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Morpheus and how Neo lives. After the trailer was revealed, our biggest takeaway was that The Matrix 4 appears to revert to the original film in a number of ways.
We’re exactly a month before the movie’s release, as The Matrix 4 hits theaters and on HBO Max on December 22nd, 2021. While you wait for the movie, check out the latest poster of The Matrix Resurrections, which shows the reunification of Neo and Trinity.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.