Wachowski, who produced the film with Grant Hill, wrote the script along with Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
Reeves and Moss restore their roles as action heroes Neo and Trinity. Sources speculate that Abdul-Mateen will play a young Morpheus who plays a key role in human resistance to the machines that eventually discover and train Neo. Laurence Fishburne presented the character in the original license.
The film was to reunite Abdul-Mateen with Warner Bros., the studio behind James Wan's independent DC superhero Aquaman . Village Roadshow Pictures also returns to the project.
Abdul-Mateen erupted in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series The Get Down . He had small roles in such functions as Baywatch and The Greatest Showman before he landed his role as one of the leading villains in Aquaman . The actor also appeared in Jordan Peele's Follow Out US and will be remaking with the filmmaker of MGM and Nia DaCosta's Candyman remake, which produced Peele, reunite.
Abdul-Mateen is reviewed by WME, Anonymous Content and Bloom Hergott.