In an interview with the usually cloying and fact-lite ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne are doing some of their most expansive talking on the upcoming MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS.
Fishburne let fly with general plotting directions for RELOADED saying, "In the second movie when [RELOADED] picks up, we have freed many people in about six months time. More and more people are starting to wake up from the prison of the Matrix. We move from the Matrix and the reality that is the Matrix into the real world and the land of the human beings, this last bastion, the last human city which is called Zion. We get to see Zion, we get to meet more characters... people who are both born free with no plugs in their arms or heads, and people who are not home grown human that are harvested by machine."
Reeves outlined some of the technology which was created to make surpassing the original conceivable. "We are trying to do some crazy things out here. The kung-fu sequences are more sophisticated and more challenging than the first film. Some of the wire work [allows me to] do back flips and cartwheels all in one shot... It's pushed me to my limits. Before it was like, 'Can you do two kicks?' and now it's like, 'Can you do three kicks, but with a jumping backspin hook-kick?' So it's like you have learned to walk -- now can you fly."
Another sliver of news: shooting is only half over, though they've been going for months, and is not expected to wrap until August.