Video game movies have been making their way into theaters for decades, but the Matrix is the first time a Hollywood studio has built an entirely film-based project, according to the New York Times.
Director David Fincher’s upcoming film, which will be released this fall, will be the first major feature-length film ever made for the video game.
Fincheller, who was working on the project for years before it was released last year, is bringing his unique style to life for the first movie in the series, the Times reports.
The movie will be directed by Finchen, a producer of hits like the Avatar series, and produced by MGM, which previously helmed the live-action Transformers franchise, as well as The Matrix, the film that inspired the video games.
Fiolher was hired to direct the project after years of work on the Avatar sequels, including the movie that followed the first film.
Finch was hired as an executive producer on the film, and will be joined by other executive producers from the studio.
The Matrix is set in a futuristic alternate reality in which robots are sentient and capable of speech.
The film will also be a collaboration between Finchey and Finchers daughter, Sarah Finchee.
Fionfh has said he wanted to make a movie about the future, but that his father wanted to tell his story from a futuristic viewpoint.
The plot will revolve around the young boy Roland who, upon learning that his mother is dying, travels back to a distant future where he becomes a supercomputer.
The first trailer for the movie showed a young Roland sitting on a futuristic computer in a room filled with computer screens and talking to a computer that looked like a human voice.
The character of Roland will play a major role in the film.
It is unclear whether Finchet is working on another movie at this point, but he previously worked on the live action Transformers films.