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.