However, the Wachowski siblings, who are responsible for writing and directing the original trilogy, are not involved in any way. There’s also a little bit of drama behind the scenes. Producer Joel Silver also worked on the original trilogy, but he’s got beef with the Wachowskis, so Warner Bros. doesn’t want him involved. Luckily, the studio already bought out his rights to the project for $30 million back in 2012.
When The Matrix opened back in 1999, Warner Bros. didn’t have high expectations for it. However, it ended up becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie in North America, earning about $171 million domestically. Not only that, the film also took home four Oscars.