Warner Bros. has put a reboot of The Matrix into development, according to Hollywood Reporter, and is talking to Zak Penn about writing an initial treatment.  The Wachowski siblings, who wrote and directed the original, are not yet involved, according to the report, although the studio would probably want at least a blessing. 

Joel Silver, who sold the rights to Warners, approached the studio about a new film, but he may not end up being associated with the reboot, if it gets made. 

The film had ground-breaking aesthetics, won four Academy Awards, and was the fourth-grossing film of 1999 worldwide, so there’s quality material and a big audience to build on.