'Matrix 4' hopes to restart production in July, Warner Bros signs 8-week extensions with cast

Los Angeles, May 14 (PTI) Hoping that production on 'Matrix 4' will resume in July, Warner Bros Pictures has signed eight-week extensions to keep the actors in the upcoming installment of the cult sci-fi franchise on hold.

Multiple sources told Variety that the cast of the film, directed by Lana Wachowski, has committed to be on standby until at least July 6.

The film was in production since February, and moved from San Francisco to Berlin mid-March for shooting, which never began due to the coronavirus-led production shutdown.

Actors Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will be reprising their roles in the film, while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Neil Patrick Harris are new additions to the series.

Brian J Smith, Toby Onwumere and Jonathan Groff are also part of the cast.

Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell has co-written the script with Wachowski.

'Matrix 4' is scheduled for a 2021 release. The studio is yet to announce the exact date or if the film will be impacted by the production delay. PTI RDS RDS