San Francisco Buildings Turn Green in Honor of Keanu Reeves’ Latest Film

by Matthew Memrick

Keanu Reeves is back, and San Francisco honored the star by turning many buildings green with his latest film.

“The Matrix Resurrections” premiered this weekend, and the city illuminated many of its buildings with the movie’s signature green color, including city hall. SFist reported on the event.

“In honor of The Matrix Resurrection movie premiere tonight right here at our own Castro Theater, buildings across the city — including City Hall — will be participating in the Light San Francisco Matrix Green project,” Mayor Breed said in a series of tweets Saturday night. 

Coit Tower and City’s Matrix Green project IRL were among the green buildings. The film shot scenes in Chinatown, North Beach, and downtown. ABC7 noted that Reeves jumped off a 46-story San Francisco building 19 times and video of the sets went viral. 

The movie’s stars appeared for the special premiere, and there was even a substantial red pill outside the 1,400-seat theater. 

The film will come out on Wednesday, Dec. 22, and stream on HBO Max. Producers are also promoting to fans an IMAX experience.

Reeves Back With ‘Matrix’ Franchise

The 57-year-old Keanu Reeves returns to the franchise’s fourth film with Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and many new actors. Some notable cast additions are Jonathon Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, and Christina Ricci.

Another key point is that this film is several years after the prevention of the human vs. machine war from 2003’s “The Matrix Revolutions.”

Neo’s back, and in movie trailers, the character lives in the Matrix again as Thomas Anderson. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait to find out.

Reviews Mixed For Keanu Reeves, ‘Matrix Resurrections’

Will “The Matrix Resurrections” join the recent James Bond movie “No Time To Die” in the $100 million box office club amid pandemic times? According to IMDb, the unofficial box office draw is $9.2 million, which might be only Mexico.

Keanu Reeves hopes so, too.

Predictions are robust despite mixed reviews, and it may take a lot to get moviegoers off their couches and back into the theaters. 

However, series creator Lana Wachowski hopes the fans will come back strong. Lana Wachowski co-wrote and directed this film without her sister and former co-director, Lily Wachowski. However, Lily gave her sister her blessing to the new movie. 

Additionally, Lana Wachowski directed from a script she wrote together with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon.

ABC7 asked Keanu Reeves if there would be a fifth “Matrix” movie, and Reeves responded that he couldn’t say. 

Original Matrix Filmed In Nashville

Of the many locations where the four “Matrix” movies filmed, Nashville was one of the originals in the 1999 movie.

According to IMDb, the original movie’s opening scene had Trinty (Moss) in a rooftop chase in Tennessee city’s skyline. 

At least, several other locations over the years have included Australia, Germany, Chicago, and Oakland, Calif.