During a recent interview, a writer revealed the script details for a Keanu Reeves sequel series featuring the actor after all these years.
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Point Break is one of the best action movies of the 1990s. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a script by W. Peter Iliff, the movie gave Keanu Reeves’ career a massive boost following his breakout role in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures. The story followed Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), an undercover FBI agent who is tasked with investigating the identities of a group of bank robbers. While doing so, he develops a complex relationship with the group’s leader Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). The character’s bromance instantly infiltrated popular culture where they’ve remained ever since.
Now the iconic Keanu Reeves film is getting the series treatment. During an appearance on the Script Apart podcast, W. Peter Iliff revealed that he’s been working on a sequel series. But this time the story will follow Johnny Utah’s daughter, an Olympic snowboarder whose knee injury leads her down a dangerous path involving fast cars, painkillers, and addiction.
Years later, she gets sober and joins the FBI. Once inside Bureau, Utah’s daughter discovers that her father (Keanu Reeves’ Johnny Utah) may not be dead after all. “There’s a mystery around where he is, and you’re going to find out, he’s not dead. There’s a bigger story that revolves around that,” Iliff told listeners.
When she gets involved in an eco-terrorist movement, Utah’s (Keanu Reeves) grown-up kid realizes there are two sides to the movement. Some folks are honestly trying to get corporations to save the planet, while others are prepared to break the law to fund a more violent approach. When the FBI goes after this group, she’s sent deep undercover within the organization. This poses a “Point Break” question – which side of the badge are you on?
The Point Break series is a great way to cash in on the wave of nostalgia projects that are currently doing the rounds on television and streaming sites. However, it may be a tough sell as the new series will only be loosely connected to the movie. And it’s very unlikely that Keanu Reeves would be part of the show, though he may be up for a cameo appearance at some point. The project is still being shopped around and there is no word on if or when it will go into production.
Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves fans can catch the action star in the highly anticipated fourth installment of The Matrix. The movie is co-written, directed, and produced by Lana Wachowski, who worked on the three previous films with her sister Lilly. For the new film, Lana shares scriptwriting duties with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
The Matrix Resurrections is set 20 years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions. Neo (Keanu Reeves) lives a seemingly ordinary life as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco where his therapist prescribes him blue pills. Neither he nor Trinity recognizes each other. However, Morpheus offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith reprise their roles from previous films in the series. They are joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci.
The first movie in the Matrix trilogy was released in 1999. It was groundbreaking in its idea of reality and the introduction of “bullet time”. After critical acclaim and astounding box office success it was followed by two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. The Matrix Resurrections is currently scheduled for release worldwide on December 22, 2021.