The Matrix Returns to Theaters For 20th Anniversary
The Matrix, the Wachowski siblingsâ€™ 1999 sci-fi genre-changer, is returning to theaters again, but this time around just one week only, in honor of its 20th anniversary.
This will be the first time the film, which inspired a generation of filmmakers and sci-fi storytellers, can be experienced in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at more thanÂ 135 Dolby Cinema AMC locations beginning Aug. 30.
â€œBringingÂ The Matrix to life in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos pays homage to the masterpiece that the Wachowskis created 20 years ago,â€ Doug Darrow, senior vice president of Dolby Laboratoriesâ€™ Cinema Business Group, said in a statement.Â â€œMovie lovers will be able to see and experience unforgettable sequences like bullets flying in slow motion with the utmost detail â€“ transforming one of the most iconic sci-fi films of this generation.
Keanu ReevesÂ as Neo,Â Carrie-Anne MossÂ as Trinity, andÂ Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus grace the official poster for the theatrical return.
The Matrix, which earned four technical Oscars in 2000, centers on Neo, a seemingly ordinary hacker who learns the harsh truths about his reality: the world as he knows it is just a computer simulation called the Matrix. In an apocalyptic future where humans are at war with robots, the Matrix is projected straight into humansâ€™ minds as a distraction while their bodies are farmed by A.I. for energy.
Hugo Weaving, Marcus Chong, Anthony Ray Parker, and Joe Pantoliano also starred.
Following the completion of theÂ MatrixÂ trilogy withÂ The Matrix RevolutionsÂ in 2003, writer-directors Lana and Lilly Wachowski went on to develop the filmsÂ Speed Racer,Â Cloud Atlas, andÂ Jupiter Ascending, as well as the Netflix seriesÂ Sense8. Lilly will now co-write and executive produce the Showtime comedyÂ Work In Progress, butÂ The MatrixÂ remains the duoâ€™s seminal work.
Reeves, meanwhile, is in the midst of his later-in-life Keanu-ssance. This theatrical re-run will remind newbie fans why, even withoutÂ John Wick, heâ€™s Keanu freakinâ€™ Reeves.
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