Ready to get back to the Matrix? Lana Wachowski returns to war with “Matrix Resurrections”, in theaters this December 22. All the stars of the sequel replay their favorite scenes from the first film. “Deja vu” interview.
1999. Matrix is released on screens and revolutionizes science fiction in cinema. Latex outfits, dark glasses, kung fu lessons, bullet time sequences… the list of elements that marked the spectators is long. Today times have changed and special effects have evolved. The perfect opportunity for Lana Wachowski to return, without her sister, behind the camera for a fourth film.
Matrix Resurrections. This is the name of this new chapter which comes out 18 years after Matrix Revolutions. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss find their respective roles there, just like Jada Pinkett Smith, but new faces arrive in this universe where dream and reality intermingle.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II… all of them have trained and revamped to enter the virtual world of the director. “The first time I put on my costume I started dancing so happy I was”, Launches Jessica Henwick in an interview.
Shot between Berlin and San Francisco, this sequel disrupts, in its own way, the codes of big Hollywood blockbusters. “Technically alone, this movie does things that have never been done before., reveals Neil patrick harris. Just like the first movie 20 years ago. ” Priyanka Chopra Jonas, for its part, underlines the presence of the many female characters and the diversity. “Lana Wachowski remains faithful to her path of thought which is: humanity and love above all”, She continues.
In the shoes of a new agent Smith, Jonathan groff, known for his talent on the boards of Broadway, explains that he has never trained so much for a film. In total, his physical preparation lasted more than 3 months. That’s what it takes to hit back and stand up to Keanu Reeves.
To celebrate Matrix Resurrections and the first film that changed everything, all the members of the cast lent themselves to the game of the interview “already seen”: Remember and replay their favorite cult scenes.
Matrix Resurrections, at the cinema on December 22.
Interview by Thomas Desroches, December 8, 2021, in Paris.
Editing: Constance Mathews and Ando Raminoson