Nineties sci-fi reboots aren't exactly going well so far.
The prospect of a re-boot of such a classic franchise as 'The Matrix' should be an exciting one, but history has made us sceptical. Warner Bros. are taking on this new project as fans pray that it doesn't turn out as poorly as some of the other 90s sci-fi reimaginings of the 2000s and 2010s.
Just how likely is 'The Matrix' to fail?
Zak Penn ('Behind Enemy Lines', 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'Alphas') is apparently in negotiations for writing the script while 'Creed' actor Michael B. Jordan has been toted to star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original creators the Wachowski Sisters aren't thought to be involved in the remake.
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Despite a relatively small output, the Wachowski Brother's have made a profound impact on Hollywood. Here are their film listed from critically impeccable hits to flaccid failures.
Press shy and intentionally low-profile, the Wachowski brothers (now brother and sister) occupy a rare position in Hollywood of being household names, responsible for some truly awe-inspiring works of cinematic innovation that have enamoured critics and audiences alike. Yet, unlike directors of a similar calibre and position in pop culture- Tarantino and JJ Abrams for instance, they allow their films to speak for themselves, eschewing the usual directorial promotional tropes and refusing interviews.
Andy and Lana Wachowski rarely appear in public and never commit to promoting their films.
They are so ardent to withhold anonymity in favour of greater artistic candour that it is reportedly highlighted in the Wachowski’s contracts that they will remain unburdened by arduous press commitments. Despite this, the pair are amongst the biggest names in Hollywood, thanks mainly to the Matrix trilogy, which revolutionized the cinematic experience. A Wachowski Bros. picture is synonymous with outstanding cinematography, multi-dimensional plots and a visual feast that is never short of the spectacular. Positing a triple threat of sorts, the Andy and Lana have proven their ability to not only direct a picture, but also to produce and pen truly original and brilliant screenplays in their own right.
Continue reading: The Movies Of The Wachowski's: From Best To Worst
While it's obvious to see why movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Matrix, Uncle Tom's Cabin and the 1914 version of 3:10 to Yuma have made it into this year's National Film Registry list to be inducted into the Library of Congress, there are a few names on the list that aren't quite so iconic, so why are they on the list?
The base reason for films to be included in the list is the general consensus that they are "works of enduring importance to American culture." In this respect the Kodachrome Colour Motion-Picture Test film is on this list for very important reasons. While you may not have heard of it, it does exactly what it says on the tin. As colour film was being introduced, Kodak tested it out by filming some women.