Hollywood continues recycling stories

Emilio Lee, Photo Editor

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

How many of you know where this is from and who had said it? This is from one of the most iconic cyberpunk movies of all time: The Matrix. So for the one who said that quote up above, it is the one and only Morpheus. But you’re probably wondering what is the point of bringing this timeless classic into the light. Well, I have some bad news or good news depending on how you look at it: The Matrix is getting a reboot.

Hollywood has been recycling and making many of their animated classics into live-action films, including some of the most iconic movies like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Godzilla, and The Jungle Book, and soon Aladdin and The Lion King. So either Hollywood is risking a lot on recycling classic and iconic movies, or they are really running out of ideas. Apparently, ideas are a nonrenewable resource and they are trying to conserve. If you are still reading this then that means you are curious about what they are going to do, so follow me through the rabbit-hole and allow me to show you.

This particular reboot remains a mystery to the public. Even the immortal fifty-year-old actor who played Neo in the original, Keanu Reeves, doesn’t even know what they are going to do. But there is one thing we know about this reboot: the director is the same guy who directed Ready Player One: Zak Penn. So far he has not released any information about this movie, but the thing he has said is that it will have the same premise as the comics the original movie was based on and an anime anthology film called ‘The Animatrix’. Another thing mystery about this is whether or not it going to be a live-action, like the first one, or going to be animated.

So that is all the info there is about this upcoming reboot, there’s still a lot of mystery about it, but only time can tell if Penn is going to release any more information. But until then we can only hope whether this reboot is going to be a good one or a bad one.