Danny Boyle is directing a large hip-hop reside present of The Matrix. Formally titled Free Your Thoughts, the reside efficiency will contain hip-hop choreography, a whole lot of dancers and “the newest immersive design” in an “eye-opening manufacturing.”
The Matrix dance-off would be the first efficiency at new UK arts venue Manufacturing unit Worldwide when it opens in Manchester subsequent October. Playwright Sabrina Mahfouz will write the present, with Michael “Mikey J” Asante composing the music, Kenrick “H2O” Sandy choreographing and artist Es Devlin creating sculptures.
Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire helmer Boyle beforehand directed a large reside present for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Video games in London that concerned 1000’s of dancers (to not point out a brief skit pairing Daniel Craig’s James Bond with the late Queen Elizabeth II).
The Matrix has been an enduringly iconic popular culture hit because it scorched our minds with cyberpunk sci-fi themes and seared our eyeballs with game-changing visible results in 1999.
But it surely appears there’s renewed curiosity on this planet of The Matrix, with authentic author and director Lana Wachowski recruiting stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss for final 12 months’s long-awaited (and very bizarre) sequel The Matrix Resurrections. That very meta film poked enjoyable at Warner Bros. and the exploitation of mental property within the franchise period (it is streaming on HBO Max, in fact), which can show prescient if WB plans to use The Matrix in several types.