The Matrix is returning to the big screen next year and it promises to bring an 'absolutely crazy' action scene with it.
Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as Neo after almost 20 years and the creators want to make sure the much-anticipated fourth instalment does justice to the hugely popular trilogy.
Chad Stahelski, who was Keanu's stunt double in the first two films, is involved in the fourth film of the sci-fi series in a more creative capacity, explaining that his role is to make a sequence in The Matrix 4 'absolutely crazy'.
Asked what exactly director and co-writer Lana Wachowski was expecting him to do with an action sequence he is working on, Stahelski told The Hollywood Reporter: "First of all, creatively, Lana's one of the most unique people I've ever worked with in the industry. Just a fantastic mind. She's a great director who loves to direct her own action.
"I mean, with her, you never discuss an action sequence. It's the sequence. You hear me say it all the time; you probably hear Dave Leitch say it all the time. Action and story don't cut; they don't separate. So you have somebody like Lana, who's going, 'We're going to do this and this and this'.
"She's got some really great ideas. She knows the visual style. She knows what she's trying to say in the sequence. She wants to collaborate and see how high you can take it in collaboration. So, to answer your question, she comes with this idea. She comes with this set piece. She comes with, 'This is the character. This is what's happening. This is the conflict. This is where I need him to be emotionally or psychologically or whatever plot-wise at the end of this sequence. What do you got in your bag of tricks to make it absolutely crazy?'"
He continued: "And that's where we bring in the stunt guys and our choreographers. It's literally just day after day of bouncing ideas off of each other. What's the bigger, better, cooler thing? How do we help Lana achieve what she's trying to do with whatever visual concept she's trying to mould?
"She's one of those great people that she'll tell us something and we'll say, 'Okay, we've got this'. Then she's like, 'Oh my God, that's awesome. I didn't think of that, but what if we took this and made it this?'.
"She always kind of one-ups you and that's a challenge. She's probably still the most challenging person, in a good way, that I've ever worked with because she's always taking your ideas and going, 'Okay, how do we make it better?' So, I hope that answers your question.
"The ideas she came to us with were, you know, not only were they cool, but they were fun. All I can say about what she's doing on the next Matrix is, if you love the Matrix trilogy, you're going to love what she's doing because she's brilliant and fun and understands what the fans want."
Here's hoping they can get back shooting ASAP.
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