The Matrix 1999 info:-
The Matrix 1999 What if virtual reality wasn’t just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That’s the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It’s the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It’s through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson — none of what’s going on around him is real.
The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people’s minds and created the illusion of a real-world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they’re through.
Morpheus, however, is convinced Neo is “The One” who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. The Matrix is the second feature film from the sibling writer/director team of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, who made an impressive debut with the stylish erotic crime thriller Bound. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi.
The Matrix 1999 Plot:-
In an abandoned hotel, a woman (later revealed to be Trinity) is cornered by a police squad but quickly overpowers them with superhuman abilities. She flees the scene, pursued by the police as well as a group of mysterious suited Agents. She answers a ringing public telephone and vanishes.
Computer programmer Thomas Anderson, known in the hacking scene by his alias “Neo”, feels something is wrong with the world and is puzzled by repeated online encounters with the concept of “the Matrix.” Trinity contacts him and tells him a man named Morpheus has the answers he seeks. The Agents, led by Agent Smith, apprehend Anderson and threaten him into helping them capture the “terrorist” Morpheus.
Undeterred, Anderson later meets Morpheus, who offers him the choice between two pills; the red one to show him the truth about the Matrix, and the blue one to return him to his former life. After Anderson swallows the red pill, his reality disintegrates. Neo awakens in a liquid-filled pod among countless others attached to an elaborate electrical system.
He is retrieved and brought aboard Morpheus’ hovercraft, the Nebuchadnezzar. As Neo recuperates from a lifetime of physical inactivity, Morpheus explains the truth. In the 21st century, there was a war between humans and intelligent machines. When humans blocked the machines’ access to solar energy, the machines responded by harvesting the humans’ bioelectric power, keeping them pacified in the Matrix, a shared simulated reality modeled after the world as it was at the end of the 20th century. Please See More Information…..
The Matrix 1999 Production:-
In 1994, the Wachowskis presented the script for the film Assassins to Warner Bros. Pictures. After Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the president of the production of the company at the time, read the script, he decided to buy rights to it and included two more pictures, Bound and The Matrix, in the contract.
The first movie the Wachowskis directed Bound, then became a critical success. Using this momentum, the siblings later asked to direct The Matrix. In 1996 the Wachowskis pitched the role of Neo to Will Smith. Smith explained on his YouTube channel that the idea was for him to be Neo, while Morpheus was to be played by Val Kilmer. He later explained that he didn’t quite understand the concept and he turned down the role to instead film Wild Wild West. Producer Joel Silver soon joined the project.
Although the project had key supporters like Silver and Di Bonaventura to influence the company, The Matrix was still a huge investment for Warner Bros, which had to invest $60 million to create a movie with deep philosophical ideas and difficult special effects. The Wachowskis, therefore, hired underground comic book artists Geof Darrow and Steve Skroce to draw a 600-page, shot-by-shot storyboard for the entire film. The storyboard eventually earned the studio’s approval, and it was decided to film in Australia to make the most of the budget. Soon, The Matrix became a co-production of Warner Bros. and the Australian company Village Roadshow Pictures.
The Matrix 1999 Pre-production:-
The actors of the film were required to be able to understand and explain The Matrix. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation was required reading for most of the principal cast and crew. Reeves stated that the Wachowskis had him read Simulacra and Simulation, Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World, and Dylan Evans’s ideas on evolutionary psychology even before they opened up the script, and eventually he was able to explain all the philosophical nuances involved.
Moss commented that she had difficulty with this process. The directors had also been admirers of Hong Kong action cinema for a long time, so they decided to hire the Chinese martial arts choreographer and film director Yuen Woo-ping to work on fight scenes. To prepare for the wire-fu, the actors had to train hard for several months. The Wachowskis first scheduled four months for training. Yuen was optimistic but then began to worry when he realized how unfit the actors were.