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February 17, 2021, 6:00 PM


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This is different from other Hollywood action movies of the same genre. In the interview

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Unconventional film production methods of the main film production. As Harris explained: “It doesn’t feel great, because it feels like she’s in her own sweet spot. It’s shot on the fly, using natural light. Sometimes you’ll sit around for an hour and wait. The clouds clear, and then you will shoot quickly."

What Harris described sounds more like the production of "1917" or "Revenant" than a franchise movie from a film studio. The actor continued: "You can shoot the page once in 30 minutes and then finish it. You might think that a large movie will be in a 100% storyboard, animated form, so we will check the footage. I think she passed it three times I’m alive, and I suspect she wants to do things her way now. Usually, you don’t feel like you’re doing a big thing because she makes her feel very close.”

Last April, due to an epidemic, the production of "The Matrix 4" was suspended. Stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski (Chad Stahelski)

Wachowski also directed all the action scenes himself, instead of relying on the second director team, thus breaking the typical Hollywood productions.

"What makes [Lana] so good is that she directs her actions," Stahelski told 

. "Due to logistics involved, we appointed a second director in some ['Matrix' movies]. But recently, especially on "The Matrix 4", she is directing her actions. Their second unit is mainly It is to establish the shot, the B side of some composition in certain positions. However, Lana will take her own action. She weaves it into the main part, which is why their parts look so good. "

Stahelski described "The Matrix 4" as "incredibly fun" and added: "I think if you are a fan of the original trilogy, you will love it. It is coming back in revenge."

In addition to Harris, the actors of "The Matrix 4" also include Keanu Reeves, Kelly Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaya Abdul Mattin II World, Jessica Hanwick, Jonathan Grove, Lambert Wilson and Daniel Bernhardt. Warner Bros. plans to show the movie in theaters and HBO Max on December 22.

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