The Matrix: Reloaded:MTV's Movie House aired last night with some video from the upcoming Matrix sequel. The show also aired an interview with Keanu Reeves who returns as 'Neo' in the next 2 Matrix movies. Here's what he had to say about the production, the stunts, and a ton more:
MTV:What can people expect from "Reloaded" and "Revolutions"?
Reeves: Our hope, our ambition is to create something that is extraordinary. It's not just about novelty or spectacle; for the directors and everyone involved it's really about telling this story.
[They have] a virtual camera, so it's [using] the camera and moving the camera in ways that a physical camera can't, just changes of perspectives, etc. It's exciting to be a part of that. Hopefully, people will enjoy everyone trying to create. It's been an extraordinary experience to be a part of something [in which] so many creative people are having the opportunity to go as far as they can. The [Wachowski] brothers (the directors) have written scripts as dense, if not more dense, in terms of ideas and emotions, than the first "Matrix." Hopefully, people will like it.
When asked about the stuntwork he said:
Reeves:It's pretty intense. Basic training was about four months and then I worked with 12 stunt men on one fight every day for about three weeks.
MTV: What happens in that fight scene?
Reeves: It's a fight between Neo and Smith. It takes place in the second film, "Reloaded," and it's basically Neo multi-fighting a bunch of different Smiths. It took about 27 shooting days for a camera, first unit and there was a bunch of other days we call motion capture, which will be integrated with some of the virtual camera stuff that they are doing. When you're watching it, you're seeing people on wires, you're seeing some of the choreography, and folks just trying to put a good fight together, a good fun fight.
CLICK HERE for MTV's flipbook of photos from behind the scenes!
CLICK HERE for MTV's interview with Keanu Reeves.
From my personal viewing of the footage, it looks pretty amazing. Fox News in LA also aired some footage last night that was comparable to the MTV footage. Let's just say I am VERY excited for these films.
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