November 15th, 2005----------------------------

New Vendetta posters. Four in all.

They hit theaters this Friday.

Tonight sees the first being previewed at Ain't It Cool News.

The three remaining posters will each preview at a different site tomorrow.

The sites to watch:


For more info, click on over to

November 11th, 2005----------------------------

If you are here, you likely have already heard about the latest MATRIX video game, PATH OF NEO. If not, click here for more. In short: play as Neo through all three films. Footage from not just the films but THE ANIMATRIX. Out now!

For anyone with a spiffy new Video ipod, we have encoded a ready made version of the V FOR VENDETTA trailer. 

After clicking the link, load the resulting download onto the iPod, and watch. Done. Too easy. 

The release date for V FOR VENDETTA is March 17th, 2006. 

For more on V FOR VENDETTA, keep an eye on

June 9th, 2005----------------------------

Principal photography is officially wrapped as of last night. For those who know of Guy Fawkes, this last day saw him being hung -- an actual event that took place some 399 years and a bunch of months ago. Filmed an hour north of London, it was recreated to its smallest detail. James McTeigue directed this window on 17th century dust and gallows pitch perfect. Nobles, corsets, and a crowd of ogling onlookers, the scene was terrifying in its reality. Thankfully, we no Ý longer have public hangings with cheering crowds. Times change.

Or do they?

More shortly.


June 7th, 2005----------------------------

From Berlin to London.

The last moment of filming in Berlin took place late at night, with guns and wires and a crew that seemedÝgenuinely sad to see this leg of production ending. This was a Wednesday with the production picking up in London on Friday, little rest for a very fast moving production. This first day was not a heavy day of filming, however, and nothing compared to what was ahead. On the following Tuesday, midnight to 5am, the production began filming on Whitehall, between Trafalgar square and Big Ben, and is, we're told, the first time a production of this scale has effectively camped out directly at the steps of the British parliament -- with cameras, tanks and over one hundredÝintimidating,Ýif faux, militia; it was vast and a sight many did not think they would ever see.

Photos appeared on Friday in the British press, of course. Considering this was a particularly public space there were tons of mobile phones, cameras and even video cameras pointing in all directions.

More than once we heard, "What the 'ell?"

Here's why.

We are right now quickly coming to the end of principal photography.ÝThis is the last week, in fact.

Filming continues today withÝa train pulling out of a London station, filled with something other than passengers.

From the Shadow Gallery to theÝParliament to a train running beneath London, the end is nigh.


May 16th, 2005----------------------------

For those interested in what some of the crew from The Matrix Trilogy are up to, we can sum it up thusly: V FOR VENDETTA.

From James McTeigue (Director), to Owen Paterson (Production Designer), to Dan Glass (Visual Effects Supervisor), to Hugo Weaving (V), to Larry and Andy Wachowski (Writers/Producers), many are involved in this currently filming production. Here's the latest news ripped straight from


Right this moment V is telling Evey who he is. They are in the Shadow Gallery.

For those who do not know, V FOR VENDETTA is filming in Berlin, Germany. That's where this update is being written, just behind stage 2, the Shadow Gallery, here at Studio Babelsberg.

It is a historic location, the very place where Fritz Lang filmed his epic METROPOLIS, Marlene Dietrich starred in THE BLUE ANGEL, and Alfred Hitchcock in 1924 -- one year before he directed his first film in England, THE PLEASURE GARDEN -- worked as an art director and second unit director on the film DIE PRINZESSIN UND DER GEIGER (THE PRINCESS AND THE VIOLIN).

V FOR VENDETTA is set for a November 4th release, the very weekend the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes is celebrated (November 5th, of course -- but for those unfamiliar, history lesson to come).

The director James McTeigue has been painstakingly scrutinizing the concepts of V for months. It shows on set.

Of which we plan to show you much more of. Shortly.

Remember, remember the fifth of November.


April 12th, 2005----------------------------


Last week The Matrix Online hit store shelves.

Paul Chadwick, the comic book creator of Concrete and also the key writer behind The Matrix Online, recently sat down with the Wachowski Brothers
to talk about their new massively multiplayer online game.

Click here to read the interview.

March 16th, 2005----------------------------

Shaolin Cowboy #2 in stores today!

March 11th, 2005----------------------------

Shaolin Cowboy #2 hits shops this Wednesday. Click here for a preview. Here for the cover. Here for an alternate cover by Mike Mignola (Hellboy). While the Shaolin Cowboy is illustrated and written by Geof Darrow, this is the first issue to include a one page recap of previous issue written by the Wachowski Brothers.

This week's Entertainment Weekly lists the Wachowski written DOC FRANKENSTEIN on their MUST list at number 5, which is EW's pick for the best in entertainment each week. Issue two of DOC should still be on shop shelves (if they've any left, that is).

For more on all the Burlyman books, click over to

Film news sees the Wachowski Brothers back in the thick of film production. This past Monday, V For Vendetta began filming. Written by the Wachowski Brothers, the film stars Natalie Portman as Evey and James Purefoy as V. Produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski Brothers, a press conference was held in Babelsberg, Germany on March 4th. The entire transcript of the conference is online, as well as photos, audio clips and video. Just head to

February 8th, 2005----------------------------

Besides writing and producing the film version of V for Vendetta, what are the Wachowskis up to?


Issue #2 arrives in stores tomorrow. As does a new edition of the sold out issue #1 with a never-before-seen cover by Geof Darrow.

Of the first issue, critics have said:

"This is a book you give people who don’t get why comics can be cool. This is a book that you read and re-read simply for the sheer enjoyment of it."

"Good comics, well made. Give it time, and Burlyman could live up to its name and logo, becoming a new industry strongman. Here’s hoping." Mark Clapham,

"After one issue I’m sold on Doc Frankenstein. The Wachowski Brothers have done what great writers do at the start of a story--they've brought their main character to vibrant life, introduced their world, and left me salivating for more." Chris Delloiacono,

"A great read that makes the wait for the next bimonthly issue a long one." Tom McLean,

"The brothers produce a nifty what-if. As in, what if the monster became a monster hunter with big guns, a 10-engine jet, and a giant desert headquarters... Illustrator Steve Skroce packs the frames with detailed drawings of mechanisms and gears." Adam Rogers,

"A guns-a-blazin' mix of Wild West action and neo-theological sci-fi." Tom Russo,

This first issue quickly sold out.

If your local comic shop is sold out, get BURLY and demand they order more straight away!

Are you reading the DOC?

Find out more via:

20th, 2004----------------------------


See a preview of all twelve stories, here.

Buy it here.

Or get it at your local comic shop this Wednesday!

Also new to the online shop for U.S. and worldwide shipping, the first issues of both DOC FRANKENSTEIN and SHAOLIN COWBOY.

All items are in stock and shipping immediately!

Get them while they last!

December 15th, 2004----------------------------

Out today in comic shops, the first issue of the Wachowski Brothers produced, Geof Darrow created, SHAOLIN COWBOY.


1st, 2004----------------------------

Launching today, a new section of the site focusing on the ten disc set, with DVD menus, a big batch of video clips, and even a new game.

Click here to dive in.

Also, DOC FRANKENSTEIN arrives in comic shops TODAY! An introduction by the Brothers Wachowski is only one reason to get this first issue of the bi-monthly series. Illustrated by key MATRIX TRILOGY storyboard artist Steve Skroce and scripted by Larry and Andy Wachowski. IN SHOPS NOW!

In two weeks, THE SHAOLIN COWBOY arrives in stores. Written and illustrated by MATRIX TRILOGY conceptual artist Geof Darrow, preview this second book below.

November 24th, 2004----------------------------

OK, so why have Andy and Larry Wachowski started a comic company? Why has this comic company chosen as its first two ongoing titles, DOC FRANKENSTEIN and SHAOLIN COWBOY?

The answers are coming, straight from the Brothers Wachowski; get these answers and more in their introduction to DOC FRANKENSTEIN, issue one, arriving in comic shops one week from today.

More on SHAOLIN COWBOY, issue one, and the now oversized 176 page MATRIX COMICS: VOLUME TWO, next week.

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 19th, 2004----------------------------

A preview for all 12 stories is now up.

Click here to download

Click here to view online

November 15th, 2004----------------------------

THE MATRIX COMICS: VOLUME TWO, in stores this December.

Of the most surprising news, we just couldn't help ourselves. We made this volume 16 pages larger than the first with NO additional cost. Yes, that means this volume clocks in at 176 pages.

Plus, get ready for a bunch of new material between these covers, all new to the printed page. Even Paul Chadwick's story, Déjà Vu, which saw print back in '99 as a free giveaway, gets the full color treatment this time around.

With no further fanfare, we offer today a first look at Michael Oeming, Peter Bagge, more art from Kaare Andrews, and a new look at the stories by Tim Sale, Ted McKeever and Paul Chadwick. This is by no means everything to look forward to in VOLUME TWO, with its one dozen stories (plus a surprise or two), but will hopefully give some sense of what is shortly hitting shelves.

Tim Sale

Paul Chadwick

Peter Bagge

Ted McKeever

Michael Oeming

Kaare Andrews

Back to the the Burly trenches...

October 29th, 2004----------------------------

For those seeking a Matrix fix while waiting for the 10 disc box set, here is the debut cover of THE MATRIX COMICS: VOLUME 2, by Kaare Andrews.

Next week, we'll post some preview art from his full story. 12 more stories set in the world of the Matrix. In shops this December!

September 27th, 2004----------------------------

We get asked a lot of questions around these parts. Besides when is the box set releasing (December 7th), the question asked most often remains: what are Larry and Andy Wachowski are up to next, post Matrix. Well, for starters, they have established their own comic book company, BURLYMAN ENTERTAINMENT.

The first title, due in November, is DOC FRANKENSTEIN, which the Brothers Wachowski are writing. It is being illustrated by THE MATRIX TRILOGY Key Storyboard Artist Steve Skroce (Spider-Man, Wolverine).

This 32 page full color comic will come out bi-monthly from November.

For your viewing pleasure, here is the complete first half of issue one, and the cover.

In December, we release our second ongoing bi-monthly series from BURLYMAN ENTERTAINMENT, THE SHAOLIN COWBOY. This one is both illustrated and written by none other than the Conceptual Designer on all three MATRIX films, Geof Darrow (HARD BOILED, BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT). Larry and Andy will be writing an intro (of sorts) to each bi-monthly title.

This 32 page full color comic will come out bi-monthly from December.

Also in December, get ready for THE MATRIX COMICS: VOLUME TWO. This volume includes work by Michael Oeming, Poppy Z. Brite, Paul Chadwick, Dave Dorman, Kaare Andrews, Keron Grant, Jason Keith, Ted Mckeever, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Steve Skroce, among others.

In fact, here's something no one has seen yet, a panel from Kaare Andrews' story. Be prepared for 13 more pages from Andrews, covering many of the main characters from the films.

Another question we get: will any of these stories take up where the third film ended?


More shortly.

September 27th, 2004----------------------------

Halloween is right around the corner and there is no better way to face the parties full of wood elves than in black -- Neo and Trinity black. Matrix costumes are now available in limited quantities at

For those in a gift giving mood -- for themselves or even others -- you'll also find Blinde Design Matrix sunglasses, Digital Rain posters, and other trilogy related collectibles.

September 26th, 2004----------------------------


Definitive Ten-Disc DVD Set with Over 35 Hours of Extras Highlighted by Five All-New DVDs Featuring Never-Before-Seen Bonus Materials Available December 7

View The Ultimate Matrix Collection Clip

Pre-Order The Ultimate Matrix Collection Now

Burbank, Calif., August 23, 2004 - A remarkable ten-disc DVD set The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix.

Also, included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five DVDs with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass the Matrix universe, two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix videogame footage, over 100 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and more.

Debuting December 7, 2004, The Ultimate Matrix Collection will be priced at $79.92 SRP.  Also, a special The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition that features the remarkable 10 extras-loaded DVD set, a limited-edition Neo mini-bust figurine and an 80-page Collector's Book will be priced at $129.92 SRP.
(Include picture of Matrix Collection Limited Edition packaging)

DISC ONE - The Matrix
The Academy AwardÆ-winning original movie in a new digital transfer supervised by the Wachowski Brothers and Director of Photography Bill Pope

  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 136 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC TWO - The Matrix Revisited
A mind-expanding look at The Matrix from conception to phenomenon...
Go behind The Matrix with 17 making-of featurettes, including:

  • What is Bullet Time?
  • What is the Concept?
  • The Music Revisited - 41-Track audio-only selection of nearly three hours of music
  • Basics - Running Time: 180 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC THREE - The Matrix Reloaded
The powerful second chapter of the groundbreaking film trilogy

  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • the critics: todd mccarthy, john powers and david thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 138 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC FOUR - The Matrix Reloaded Revisited
Go to the middle movie's furthest reaches via five documentary paths revealing 21 featurettes.  Plus 23 extra scenes shot for the Enter the Matrix consol videogame

DISC FIVE - The Matrix Revolutions
The epic war between man and machines reaches an explosive conclusion with the action-packed final chapter in The Matrix Trilogy:

  • Two all-new audio commentaries with written introduction by the Wachowski Brothers:
    • The Critics: Todd McCarthy, John Powers and David Thomson
    • The Scholars: Dr. Cornel West and Ken Wilber
  • Basics - Running Time: 129 mins; Rated R; Languages: English & French; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Audio: Dolby Surround 5.1; Widescreen Format

DISC SIX - The Matrix Revolutions Revisited
The cataclysmic final confrontation chronicled through six documentary pods revealing 28 featurettes.

  • Basics - Running Time: 189 mins; Not Rated; Subtitles: French; Full screen Format

DISC SEVEN - The Animatrix
A visionary fusion of CG-animation and Japanese anime with nine short films exploring the world of The Matrix including Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance Part I, The Second Renaissance Part II, Kid's Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated
… Four Audio Commentaries on The Second Renaissance Parts I and II, Program and World Record

  • Making-of documentaries on each film, profiling the evolution of each one's unique style through design and animatics
  • Biographical profiles of the directors and animation producers
  • Scrolls to Screen: The History and Culture of Anime

DISC EIGHT - The Roots of the Matrix
Probe the philosophical and technological inspirations of The Matrix Trilogy through two insightful documentaries:

  • Return to Source: Philosophy & The Matrix documentary - Scholars, philosophers and theorists deconstruct the intellectual underpinnings of the trilogy
  • The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction documentary - Is the notion of a real Matrix plausible? An investigation of the technologies that inspire the metaphor of the Matrix.
  • Basics - Running Time: 190 mins.; Not Rated; Subtitles: English, French & Spanish; Widescreen Format

DISC NINE - The Burly Man Chronicles
Profiles the "society" of craftspeople, actors and filmmakers who shaped the movie trilogy and the Enter the Matrix consol game in a full-length documentary.  Follow the White Rabbit to 21 additional featurettes.

  • Basics - Running Time: 177 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format

DISC TEN - The Zion Archive
Showcases production assets developed for the universe of The Matrix, including concept artwork, storyboards, drawings, music videos, TV spots and trailers, plus a special preview of The Matrix Online, a new multi-player online gaming experience.

  • Basics - Running Time: 45 mins.; Not Rated; Language: English; Full screen Format


July 19th, 2004----------------------------

Hear it today, an online conversation between Larry Wachowski and Ken Wilber! Larry Wachowski needs little introduction (at least here at the official site). Ken Wilber is a philosopher, author, and, of particular interest to Matrix fans, an active participant in the forthcoming 10 disc box set of THE MATRIX TRILOGY. Not too long ago, Ken sat down with Cornel West (philosopher, author, and actor -- RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS: Councillor West), and recorded over sixteen hours of audio commentary on all three films (which will be edited down to approximately six hours for the box set). This slightly shorter conversation between Larry and Ken (clocking in at just over 30 minutes) was recorded just days before the exhaustive 16 hour commentaries and is a relaxed yet intellectually rich dialogue between two intensely well spoken blokes. Don't miss it. Click here for more info (

Also of interest, BURLYMAN ENTERTAINMENT, the new publishing entity from the Wachowski Brothers, will be in attendance at this years San Diego Comic-Con from Wednesday, July 21st through Sunday, July 25th.

Find us at booth 4401, where besides being able to get signed copies of THE MATRIX COMICS, you'll find limited prints, stickers, shirts, hats, and a preview of our two inaugural bi-monthly titles, DOC FRANKENSTEIN and THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, all being presided over by a burly wrestler and a pair of acrobatic twins. There is also a panel:

10:30-11:30 Burlyman Entertainment speaks! — Meet Steve Skroce, Geof Darrow, and Spencer Lamm. They will talk about joining forces with the Wachowski Brothers to bring you two new and original comic titles. Steve Skroce, the Key Storyboard Artist for The Matrix trilogy and the writer and artist on Wolverine: Blood Debt, now co-plots and illustrates DOC FRANKENSTEIN, with the Wachowski Brothers handling script. Geof Darrow, the Conceptual Designer for The Matrix trilogy and the artist of Hard Boiled, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot now writes and illustrates the forthcoming title THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, with Ass-ologue by the Wachowski Brothers. Spencer Lamm, a past editor at Marvel comics, and editor of the The Art of The Matrix, The Matrix Comics, and the forthcoming The Art of the Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, edits these two new Burlyman titles. Larry and Andy Wachowski have worked together for over 30 years. No announcements will be made on possible additional guests, BURLY or otherwise. Room 6CDEF

For more info, click here.

Hope to see you there!

March 26th, 2004----------------------------

The MATRIX REVOLUTIONS hits DVD players worldwide on the following dates.

US - April 6
CANADA - April 6
DENMARK - April 2
FRANCE - May 26
GERMANY - April 2
ITALY - April 2
SPAIN - April 16
PORTUGAL - April 14
JAPAN - April 2
KOREA - April 2
TAIWAN - April 20
HONGKONG - April 14
MEXICO - April 23
BRAZIL - April 14

December 19th, 2003----------------------------

Today brings a few new items to the site.

First up, a host of trailers from the archives. When we launched the site back in 1999, technology was not what it is today. So, we have dusted off the trailers from the first film -- nine in all -- and re-encoded them, at far larger sizes. Some might even notice that the trailer entitled MIRAGE is brand new at the site. Click here.

Buckle Up
The Answer
Kung Fu
Theatrical Trailer

We have also gone and gotten each and every trailer that was missing from the Reloaded and Revolutions trailer sections, adding over a dozen between the two.

3 Times
Prophecy (15 seconds)
White Hot

Cities (15 seconds)
Final Chapter
Give 'Em
My World
Opening Weekend

But that is not all.

The philosophy section gets four new essays today...

Tim Mawson - Morpheus and Berkeley on Reality
Sean Greenberg - Matrix and Monadology: Leibnizian Themes and The Matrix
Richard Hanley - Simulacra and Simulation: Baudrillard and The Matrix
Andy Clark - The Twisted Matrix: Dream, Simulation or Hybrid?



How about the online debut of the comic story ARTISTIC FREEDOM, written by Ryder Windham, illustrated by Kilian Plunkett, and colored by Jeromy Cox. A brush with a child potential shows that some nightmares are best left unsculpted.

While we're talking comics, how about we unveil online some illustrations to the vintage Neil Gaiman prose story, Goliath, by not one but two artists: Bill Sienkiewicz and Greg Ruth. You've seen these artists on Matrix stories of their own, now see what they produce working in tandem towards a story both have said, "Hey, that's a great story!" We couldn't agree more. See the art and story, here.

We might add, the analog comic remains available. To order the print edition online, in all its thumb turning glory, click here. Or visit your local comic or book shop.

May the holidays bring to each and every person the peace they seek, and of course, keep the mind free.

To the best in 2004...

December 4th, 2003----------------------------

Last night, the first annual Spike TV "Video Game Awards" (VGAs), hosted by David Spade, and held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, took place. Winners were revealed in sixteen wide-ranging video game categories. 

The awards Premiere tonight (in the US) on Spike TV at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.

For the impatient (or the international), here's a preview of one particular category.

Best Game Based on a Movie: Enter the Matrix (Atari).

For more on the game and expanded coverage on the awards, click into the official site, here.

You want more on the movies?


Click here for a brand spanking new section dedicated to the visual effects from Reloaded.

Many thousands of visitors might have cracked this recently via the 128 hex code panel. For those that have yet to see it, or want to see it again, sans code, this section is now but a click away.

November 24th, 2003----------------------------

Today marks the official public unveiling of The Zion Archives. Click here to explore the environments from the trilogy in these interconnected Quicktime VRs. Via clickable hot spots, search for embedded movie files and hundreds of additional photos. What brand of cigarettes does the Oracle smoke? Find out, here.

If you are looking for yet more desktops, we present 70 new Reloaded desktops here.

As ever, today brings a new 128 hex code. Where? The Zion Archives, of course. What does this code unlock? Good question, but rumors suggest it has something to do with VFX.

Always go deeper.

November 21st, 2003----------------------------

News on THE MATRIX COMICS. The book is getting increasingly difficult to find, as it is selling out in almost all shops across the US. The book is just hitting the ground in the U.K., so should be available on these shores now. Back in the States, Barnes and Noble might be a better bet than comic shops, as reports are coming in suggesting that comic shops are just about dry, having ordered too few.

Of course, they are still available right here, which also gets you two additional free posters (below), not found elsewhere.



Shipping daily, have the book and posters in hand within a week. Click here to order online.

We're also proud to announce the online debut of Greg Ruth's story, Hunters and Collectors. Click here to read it now.

Have you explored The Zion Archives?

To the weekend...

November 18th, 2003----------------------------

The menu for today:

A newly updated FLASH game (first beta-tested via code access).

Click here to play

High scores recorded.
Choose to pilot the Nebuchadnezzar or the Logos.
Ships differ in speed, size and firepower.
Find secret bonus levels and power ups.

There might be new desktops, here.

Beneath the surface, The Zion Archives. Explore the environments of the trilogy via hundreds of photos and quicktime VR's, all interconnected. Walk through doors to see what is beyond and click on objects to see close up photos. Where? Via code.


Will The Zion Archives ever be easily accessible? Yes.

More shortly.

November 7th, 2003----------------------------

Know the path.

Ask not what a person knows, but where he has traveled -- where he has

Today brings yet another new batch of interviews, with an emphasis on
the Freeway chase from Reloaded, all conducted in Alameda, SF during

David Kilde, On Set
Dennis "Kiwi" Marchant, Picture Vehicles
Mark Koivu, Special Effects
Arnie Verbiesen, Special Effects
Kevin Metz, Special Effects

More shortly...

For Don Davis:

November 6th, 2003----------------------------

Go deeper.


November 5th, 2003----------------------------

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS is officially out in over one hundred territories around the world. If you are one of the many who have now seen the film, today's update is for you. That said, if you have not yet seen the film, it is likely best to turn away. Today's update includes a massive number of spoilers.

Here is some of what you will find:

Over 50 brand new interviews, covering a vast number of departments, conducted during the filming in Sydney, Australia. Click here

120 on set (behind the scene) photos, from all facets of the filming. Click here

A section covering the Art Department, including 30 storyboards, 9 conceptual illustrations, and 9 interviews, including details from the crew on their experience working on the Super Burly Brawl. Click here

50 new Desktops, in five sizes each. Click here

A collection of quicktime files showing the screen-graphics developed for the various Zion ship screens. Click here

An exploration of the Armored Personnel Unit (APU), with articles written by crew, a pre-viz fly-through, and over 50 photos, showing how this particular mech was created, from concept through to final filming. Click here

For those wondering... black cats continue to crisscross our servers. Where? There, yes, right there...

A witches brew of hex is in the pot and being stirred. For those who have tamed 8 bit, and then 32 bit encryption here at the site, what might be next?

More shortly...

November 5th, 2003----------------------------

Just over an hour ago, Larry and Andy Wachowski, Joel Silver,  Keanu Reeves, and Jada Pinkett Smith found themselves in a theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo, introducing the film to a crowd of thousands. This was twenty minutes before the film was to start, because at the actual moment, on a platform outside the theater, a counter ticked off the seconds. Raining, with a sea of Matrix code umbrellas dotting the crowd, Joel announced the weather fitting, considering the Super Burly Brawl in the film.

At the moment of reckoning, lights flooded the surrounding area, soap bubbles and green tinsel confetti poured down, and inside the theater, the film began. Right now, in over 20,000 theaters, in over 100 territories around the world, people are watching the third and final chapter in the Matrix trilogy.

Updates are underway here at the site, but considering everyone should be in a theater about now, maybe we'll wait a beat...

More shortly...

November 4th, 2003----------------------------

In less than 24 hours, THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS officially opens in countries around the globe, simultaneously.

Where will you be?

Some of the cast and crew will be in Tokyo, Japan, on hand as the seconds count down to the moment we have been preparing for these many years. If you are in even the most remote of these first screenings anywhere in the world, you will be sharing a moment with all the four corners.

On seeing it, check back here, as there are changes planned here at the

What kind of changes?

Black cats aplenty.

More, of course, shortly...

October 20th, 2003----------------------------

New TV spots began airing this past weekend. To see them in all their glory, click the links below.

Give Anything
Power (15s)
Help (15s)

Plus, some news on THE MATRIX COMICS collection. This past weekend, we traveled to the printer for a press check on the cover. The results? The art is crisp and the color bright. Books begin shipping in just about a week.

Wasn't there a free comic preview for this? How do I get one?

We gave out a free single story comic (Paul Chadwick's THE MILLER'S TALE) at the San Diego comic con in August to announce the forthcoming collection. This was a limited run of 15,000 copies. Most were gone in a single afternoon. Of course, they can be found (as of this writing) on Ebay for ranges between $3 and $7.

Did we give them all out?


How come?

We intentionally held a number of these books back to give away with pre-orders of THE MATRIX COMICS collection. Until we run out, all pre-orders of THE MATRIX COMICS will get one copy of this preview book for free. This includes anyone who has already ordered, of course. Consider this a small token of our thanks, as this book would likely not have gone to the printers at all but for the many requests. Hope you like. Pre-order it here.

For those who still do not know what we are talking about with these comics, click here.

Or, read our latest bit of press...


Entertainment Weekly
SUNDAY, October 19, 2003
The Matrix Comics
The Wachowskis bring their mythology to the page with the The Matrix
Comics. By Tom Russo
EW Grade: A-
Andy and Larry Wachowski, Neil Gaiman, Paul Chadwick, Ted McKeever, plus others.
October, 2003
Comic Books/Graphic Novels
Burlyman Entertainment

On one hand, there's something slightly uncool about seeing comics that have long been available for free on the ''Matrix'' website now being published for real cash money. On the other hand, have you ever been e-mailed a JPEG that was just so entertaining you had to print it out? Same idea. And certainly, the dozen short stories collected in ''The Matrix Comics: Volume One'' deserve glossy, hard-copy treatment. Just as the recent ''Animatrix'' DVD seems to be more about the Wachowski brothers' love of their concept than of a buck, so too does this material have a creatively jazzed feel.

Getting back to their comics-writing roots, the Wachowskis team with detail-fixated artist Geof Darrow, one of the films' conceptual designers, on the anthology's opener: a back-story look at a robo-butler's bloody revolt and subsequent day in court. Another standout is a characteristically offbeat tale from writer-artist Paul Chadwick (''Concrete'') chronicling humanity's life-affirming struggle to grow wheat for bread, scorched earth and mechanized oppressors be damned. And acclaimed fantasy writer Neil Gaiman (''The Sandman'') contributes an illustrated prose piece that imagines machines dominating not only the planet but a nice little chunk of outer space
as well.

Some of the material is stronger artistically than conceptually and vice versa, but there isn't a dud in the bunch. Pretty impressive, considering how comics publishers have historically given movie tie-ins the ugly-stepkid treatment. In this case, you can actually be glad that ''The Matrix'' has you.

October 15th, 2003----------------------------

Debuting today: the never before seen cover of the forthcoming, THE MATRIX COMICS, shipping late October. This is penciled by Geof Darrow (conceptual designer for THE MATRIX trilogy) and inked and colored by Steve Skroce (storyboard artist for THE MATRIX trilogy).

The Matrix Comics can be preordered, here (@ 20% off cover price). Online orders get it before stores. An additional 10% off? Look to the Oracle.