San Francisco went green on Saturday night as Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections made its US premiere at the city’s historic Castro Theater.
Of course, Warner Bros. for the standard red carpet for the event, rather than a green one — with Mayor London Breed also participating in the film’s celebration, which shot select scenes in San Francisco. “In honor of the movie premiere of Matrix Resurrection tonight here at our very own Castro Theater, buildings across the city — including City Hall — will participate in the Light San Francisco Matrix Green project! she wrote on Twitter.
Set for release in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22 The Matrix Resurrections is the fourth film in the iconic sci-fi franchise that comes 18 years after the release of the sequels The Matrix reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and 22 years after its launch with the matrix. It takes place 20 years after the events of revolutions and finds Neo (Keanu Reeves) living a seemingly ordinary life as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco, where his therapist prescribes him blue pills. Neither he nor Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) recognize each other. Next, Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who tackles a Laurence Fishburne character) offers him the red pill and reopens his mind to the world of the Matrix.
Wachowski directed from a script she co-wrote with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Jada Pinkett Smith is also one of the actors to reprise a role from previous films in the franchise – namely Niobe from revolutions and Reloaded— with Christina Ricci, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Neil Patrick Harris as new additions to the cast.
Wachowski produced with Grant Hill and James McTeigue, with Bruce Berman, Jesse Ehrman, Garrett Grant, Terry Needham and Michael Salven as executive directors. Aimee Allegretti, Matt Bilski and Loranne Turgeon were the associate producers, while Miki Emmrich, Christopher Fisser, Henning Molfenter and Carl L. Woebcken co-produced. Warner Bros. co-produced the film with Village Roadshow, the franchise’s longtime financier.
Check out Mayor Breed’s tweet below.
In honor of the movie premiere of Matrix Resurrection tonight here at our very own Castro Theater, buildings across the city – including City Hall – will participate in the Light San Francisco Matrix Green project! pic.twitter.com/L3GWKme0xg
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) December 19, 2021