Drew Goddard is Developing the Fifth “The Matrix” Film for Warner Bros.

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Keanu Reeves in "The Matrix Reloaded." Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5885917ak)

Drew Goddard has a pretty good track record as a sci-fi screenwriter and director, and he’s getting ready to put his own spin on one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises. Warner Bros. is developing the fifth film in The Matrix series, and they’ve tapped Goddard to bring it to the big screen.

Goddard is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, whose filmography includes The Martian and The Cabin in the Woods, and he’s looking forward to putting a spin on one of his favorite franchises.

“It is not hyperbole to say The Matrix films changed both cinema and my life. Lana and Lilly’s exquisite artistry inspires me on a daily basis, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to tell stories in their world,” said Goddard in a statement.

Not much is known about the plot at this point in time, but it will most likely put a new twist on the franchise without straying too far from its roots. According to Jesse Ehrman, Warner Bros Motion Pictures’ president of production, Goddard’s new take will “continue the Matrix world, by both honoring what Lana and Lilly began over 25 years ago and offering a unique perspective based on his own love of the series and characters.”

Lana Wachowski will return as the executive producer of The Matrix 5, which will make the first film in the franchise she won’t direct. It’s unclear if the original cast members Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne-Moss, and Laurence Fishburne will be back as Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus.