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MOVIES: Matrix Creator Lana Wachowski Says Parents’ Deaths Led to “Resurrections”

The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski has explained how dealing with the loss of her parents inspired her to re-enter the Matrix. The Matrix has long been a favourite for movie-lovers. But despite the current prevalence of remakes, co-creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski for years insisted that there would be no reboots of the franchise, instead electing to focus on other projects like Netflix series, Sense8. That all changed with the announcement that Lana would write and direct The Matrix Resurrections, in 2019. At the film’s San Francisco premiere on Sunday (19 December), Lana explained how she had a change of heart after her parents died. “When mom … Read more

FILM: Lana Wachowski is first openly trans director of a blockbuster

Lana Wachowski

After months of speculation, it was announced this week that Lana Wachowski will write and direct a brand new instalment in dystopian franchise. With the first three films in the series making a combined $1.6 billion (£1.3m) at the box office, the new sequel has the potential to become the most lucrative piece of trans art in history. Lana and her sister Lilly co-wrote and directed the initial Matrix trilogy, released between 1999 and 2003, before either had come out as trans. This latest film will see Lana go it alone, as Lilly has opted not to return. “Many of … Read more

TV: Sense8 Creator Holds Out Hope for Third Season

Lana Wachowski Sense 8

Even though Netflix canceled “Sense8,” fan support gifted the fandom with a two-hour series finale to tie up loose ends. However, series co-creator Lana Wachowski thinks the fans’ support can bring an even bigger gift, a third season. In a Facebook Live stream with Brian J. Smith (Will Gorski), Toby Onwumere (Capheus “Van Damn” Onyango) and Max Riemelt (Wolfgang Bogdanow), Wachowski revealed, in third person, that she has already started penning a third season. “She’s writing because she believes so much in the fans — that they’re going to go out and actually create so many more fans — Lana’s … Read more