Matrix Recovery Local media in Beijing have given the green light for the final theatrical release in China, local media in Beijing reported on Tuesday.
The fourth film in Warner Bros. Matrix The franchise has removed local censorship but has yet to receive an exact release date. The series is slated to release in the US on December 22 and will premiere daily on HBO Max.
Matrix The franchise is a fan favorite in China, but the series debuted long before the country emerged as the massive market it is today. Most fans came to the first two movies in the franchise, Matrix (1999) and Reload Matrix (2003), through DVD piracy common in China at the time. Matrix Revolution (also released in 2003) was the first Hollywood film to open in China every day with major Western markets – but it was shown in only 12 cinemas in Beijing and relatively few in other countries. elsewhere, reflecting the country’s limited exhibition infrastructure. era.
Today, China is the world’s largest theatrical market, having surpassed North America in total box office receipts by 2020. Amid rising state tensions between Washington and Beijing and nationalism Increasingly among the Chinese public, the number of American studios releasing in China has declined. Currently, no major Hollywood film has an official release date in the country for the last two months of 2021 – a reality unimaginable in the box office boom years before the pandemic.
If Matrix 4 trying to enter the market before the end of the year, it will benefit from some pent-up demand for Hollywood production and the recent trend among local audiences for high-concept sci-fi films.
Revival takes the story of Neo/Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) twenty years later, both still trapped in a computer-generated simulation world but with no memory of the past. their past or about each other.
It also stars Jada Pinkett Smith (returning to the franchise) along with new series of characters Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Christina Ricci.
Like all before Matrix film, Revival written and directed by Lana Wachowski, with Cloud Atlas Authors David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon co-wrote the installment.
The first trailer of the film was released in September.