The other day, we learned that Warner Bros. was working on a reboot of The Matrix. As is customary, the news was met with the requisite wailing and gnashing of teeth from certain segments of the film geek community.
Shortly thereafer, screenwriter Zak Penn (who was announced as the project's writer) hopped on Twitter to address the situation in a series of Tweets. Here they are, collected in handy pull-quote form, for ease of reading:
All I can say at this point is no one could or should REBOOT the Matrix. People who know Animatrix and the comics understand. Can't comment yet except to say that the words "reboot" and "remake" were from an article. Let's stop responding to inaccurate news.
And a few Tweets later:
Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it's a brilliant idea that generates great stories. Do I want to see more stories set in the universe of the matrix? Yes. Because it's a brilliant idea that generates great stories.
So, another story within the same universe depicted in the original trilogy? Sure, I'd be onboard with that. I mean, why not? Of course it'd be great to have the Wachowskis involved (whether or not Warner Bros. will get them remains to be seen), but it seems like there'd be plenty of side stories to tell within the Matrixverse. Just don't make it a goddamn prequel and I promise not to get Mad Online™ about it.
What do you guys think? Got room in your heart for this kinda deal or nah?