The Matrix literally changed the industry. The influx of martial-arts choreographers and fight coordinators now make more, and are more prevalent and powerful in the industry, than stunt coordinators. The Matrix revolutionized that. Today, action movies want their big sequences designed around the fights.
By: Chad Stahelski
Chad Stahelski, who was a stunt double on groundbreaking sci-fi classic The Matrix before directing Keanu Reeves in the John Wick series of movies, acknowledging the strong influence The Matrix has on the John Wick films and the style of action used to create them.
On March 31, 1999, The Matrix was released in theaters, radically altering how science fiction and action movies were shot and those stories were told. Along with the film’s cutting edge special effects and action sequences, it surpassed Lost in Space and Indecent Proposal for having the biggest April and Easter opening weekends, up until …
Filming is underway on Ninja Assassin, being directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) from a screenplay by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski. Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski are producing, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fay serving as executive producers. Ninja Assassin stars Korean pop star Rain (Speed …