Lana Wachowski

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Take the red pill and hire Laurence: can the Matrix work without Fishburne’s Morpheus?
Matrix 4 is under way, with director Lana Wachowski spinning a fresh puzzle for fans to obsess over. But their biggest question for now is: why isn’t Laurence Fishburne on the cast list?

Ben Child

25, Jun, 2021 @9:24 AM

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The Matrix director: I'm glad film recognised as trans metaphor
Lilly Wachowski expresses pleasure that the film’s ‘original intention’ has become commonplace understanding among fans

Catherine Shoard

06, Aug, 2020 @11:54 AM

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A fourth Matrix movie is exactly the kind of rabbit hole reality needs right now
With its ‘red pill’ imagery co-opted by incels, how nice that Lana Wachowski, a trans woman, could give the original a sequel it deserves

Luke Holland

21, Aug, 2019 @3:20 PM

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The Matrix rebooted: do we want to go down the rabbit hole again?
The influential cyberpunk trilogy conjured a terrifying future where humans were enslaved to technology. How might a new film’s creative revamp top that?

Ben Child

08, Aug, 2019 @11:47 AM

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The Matrix trilogy review – pop-culture juggernaut still lands a thrilling punch
Keanu Reeves’ first trip down the rabbit hole is as electrifying as ever – and Carrie Anne-Moss’s charisma elevates the sequels

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jul, 2019 @8:00 AM

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From red pills to red, white and blue Brexit: how The Matrix shaped our reality
Twenty years after the release of The Matrix, its prescient vision of a virtual world continues to mirror events in real life

Danny Leigh

21, Jan, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Sense8: the series finale review – sci-fi love-in is strictly for the fans
After much online outcry, the Wachowskis’ cancelled show was given a feature-length reprieve in which to tie up loose ends and wallow in schmaltz

Sam Wollaston

09, Jun, 2018 @5:31 AM

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'Your love has brought Sense8 back to life': cancelled Netflix show wins two-hour finale
Creator Lana Wachowski said she fell into ‘a fairly serious depression’ after the show was cancelled – but an outpouring of fan support has brought it back

Staff and agencies

30, Jun, 2017 @5:30 AM

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The final frontier: how sci-fi is becoming less male
In Sense8, The OA, Falling Water and Outlander, the notoriously male genre finds itself exploring dreams, feelings, romantic connection – and interpretive dance

Dan Martin

09, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Matrix rebooted: update of dystopian sci-fi franchise in the works
Sources suggest studio is considering Michael B Jordan for lead role in new version of hit franchise, with Alphas creator Zak Penn in talks to write treatment

Gwilym Mumford

15, Mar, 2017 @10:08 AM

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The Guardian profile: Lilly Wachowski
With Lilly joining her film-making sibling Lana in coming out as a transgender woman this week, the Wachowskis’ tales of fluid identities and brave leaps into the unknown take on even greater poignancy

Steve Rose

11, Mar, 2016 @4:27 PM

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Will Matrix film-makers coming out as women turn off men's rights activists?
It’s ironic that a film popular with men fearing a world controlled by women turns out to have been made by transgender siblings

Noah Berlatsky

10, Mar, 2016 @4:09 PM

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