According to information, “Matrix 4” spent 420 thousand dollars just to film in San Francisco after years of rumors surrounding a fourth Matrix film, Warner Bros. In August 2019, he officially announced the project with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
However, the co-creator and director of the trilogy, Lily Wachowski, will not be returning, along with her sister Lana, who will take the helm in the Matrix solo film for the first time. It was based on a screenplay he co-wrote with two novelists, Alexander Hamon (The Lazarus Project) and David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas).
Although the production of “Matrix 4” began in 2020, it had to be postponed forever due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the show has resumed, and the film is said to be finished ahead of release later this year. Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Niobe will return alongside newcomers Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Henwick, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Jonathan Groff.
All of them will appear in undisclosed roles. To the dismay of many, Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus, who formed the basis of the original trilogy, will not return for Matrix 4. While little is known about the sequel’s plot, some shocking production details have recently been revealed.
According to SFGATE, Adobe Pictures paid the San Francisco Police Department $420,000 for its services. The long-awaited next film in The Matrix franchise began production in February 2020 in San Francisco. Although the project was officially known as Project Ice Cream, it became clear that it was The Matrix 4 after Keanu Reeves appeared in public scenes; his stunt double flew on a zip line.
The crew performed stunts in low-flying helicopters. When a blockbuster movie of this magnitude is being produced in a populated city, the police department must get involved so that the population is not hindered.
To help put that number into perspective, Matrix 4 paid more to shoot in San Francisco than the last two blockbusters combined. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage paid $162,000 and $192,000, respectively. This is likely because The Matrix has been in town longer than those two previous productions. Although it was initially thought to be a 4-day shooting, 21 units were purchased in the end.
In recent years, San Francisco has become an attractive alternative to Hollywood due to the city’s tax revenues. For the first time, the audience will see the “Golden City” represented in Shang-Chi and Venom towards the end of this year. The Matrix 4 will likely feature some sensational San Francisco sets when the film was released on December 16, 2021.