During The Game Awards, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first The Matrix Resurrections clip, which you can watch using the player below! In addition to The Matrix Resurrections clip, The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience is now live as well.
From Epic Games, The Matrix Awakens is available to download for free on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. If you would rather watch the experience online, you can do so by scrolling down as well.
An original concept written and cinematically directed by Lana Wachowski and James McTeigue, this boundary-pushing technical demo features Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity while also — in a blending of the real and unreal — playing themselves.
Many of the VFX crew from the original film came back together for the digital execution of the experience, including John Gaeta, Kim Libreri, Jerome Platteaux, George Borshukov, and Michael Gay, in collaboration with teams across both Epic Games and partners such as SideFX, Evil Eye Pictures, WetaFX (formerly Weta Digital), and many others.
The demo morphs from breathtakingly realistic cinematic to fast-paced third-person shooter experience, complete with action-packed car chase sequence, and also provides a rich, vastly detailed open world to explore, set within the universe of The Matrix.
The Matrix Resurrections opens in theaters and IMAX screens on December 22, 2021. The fourth installment will also be available on HBO Max for 31 days from the film’s theatrical release.
The long-awaited fourth film in the Matrix universe, the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre, The Matrix Resurrections reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the iconic roles they made famous in The Matrix.
Also starring are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Directed by Lana Wachowski, the movie was written by Lana Wachowski & David Mitchell & Aleksander Hemon. It is based on characters created by The Wachowskis.
The producers include Grant Hill, James McTeigue, and Lana Wachowski. Garrett Grant, Terry Needham, Michael Salven, Jesse Ehrman, and Bruce Berman are the executive producers. The production companies behind the movie are Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and Venus Castina Productions.
In the original The Matrix, which hit theaters in March of 1999, a beautiful stranger (Carrie-Ann Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld. Hee discovers the shocking truth – the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
Neo joins legendary and dangerous rebel warrior Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in the battle to destroy the illusion enslaving humanity.
In the second chapter of the trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded (May 15, 2003), Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only hours before 250,000 Sentinels destroy the last human enclave on Earth — and its growing resistance — Neo and Trinity choose to return to the Matrix with Morpheus, unleashing their arsenal of extraordinary skills and weaponry against the forces of repression and exploitation.
Now, at the confluence of love and truth, faith and knowledge, purpose and reason, Neo must follow the course he has chosen if he is to save humanity from the dark fate that haunts his dreams.
In The Matrix Revolutions (November 5, 2003), Neo, Morpheus and Trinity battle to defend Zion, the last real-world city, against the onslaught of the machines that have enslaved the human race.
And, now as Neo learns more about his heroic powers–including the ability to see the codes of things and the people, he faces the consequences of the choice made in The Matrix Reloaded.