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On April 13, 2014, a request for three of "The Matrix" movie cast members, at least their lookalikes, was made. Apparently fans, and this event, still have high interest in this sci-fi trilogy that began in the late '90s. As a result, the film character lookalikes are on hold for an upcoming April event in Philadelphia, Penn.

Science fiction (sci-fi) is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.

One may never know the reason for the continued interest in science fiction or this sci-fi trilogy of films, comic books, video games, toys, apparel and more. The recent KIA TV commercial, with Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), might be one reason, but either way, it is great news for those who look the parts!

The three movie characters, requested by the event, were from the Wachowski brothers' trilogy. They are Morpheus, Neo and Trinity. In additon to Fishburne, the actors who portrayed these characters in the films that originated in 1999, are Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Even though the Philly event is in its pre-production stage, the lookalikes who were requested are in full swing prepping. One doesn't usually walk around in real life looking like a sci-fi character!

Until photos are made available from the actual upcoming event, photos shared here are mostly of the original actors plus a few of "Trinity." Shaul Shwarz and Israel David Groveman were two of the photographers used shooting the Trinity lookalike in Las Vegas and Manhattan.

The film trilogy synopsis (the first one): "The Matrix" (1999) is a science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

The film depicts a future in which reality, as perceived by most humans, is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix." It is created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.

Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world."

Sci-fi fans can look forward to future news on the upcoming "The Matrix" themed event and the talent who portrayed the films' characters. Enjoy trailer of "The Matrix."

Actor Keanu Reeves
Actor Keanu Reeves Photo: Wiki

Actor Keanu Reeves

In addition to his film roles, Reeves has acted in theatre. His performance in the title role for Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of Hamlet was highly praised.

Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine, appearing in a theatre production of Damn Yankees.

At 15, he played Mercutio in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre. Reeves made his screen acting debut in a CBC Television comedy series entitled Hangin' In.

In the early 1980s, Reeves appeared in commercials (including one for Coca-Cola), short films including the NFB drama One Step Away and stage work such as Brad Fraser's cult hit Wolfboy in Toronto. - Wiki

 

Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne Photo: Wiki

Laurence Fishburne

This is Laurence Fishburne known for the recent KIA car commercial on television, "The Matrix," and many other entertainment projects.

"The Matrix" film is an example of the cyberpunk science fiction genre. It contains numerous references to philosophical and religious ideas, and prominently pays homage to works such as Plato's Allegory of the Cave, Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation and Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. - Wiki

Actress Carrie-Anne Moss
Actress Carrie-Anne Moss Photo: Wiki

Actress Carrie-Anne Moss

Moss is a Canadian actress, best known for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy of films beginning with The Matrix (1999), her breakthrough film.

She has starred in the films Memento and Chocolat (both 2000), Snow Cake (2006), Disturbia (2007) and Unthinkable (2010). - Wiki

"Trinity" in action mode
"Trinity" in action mode Photo by Israel David Groveman courtesy, used with permission

"Trinity" in action mode

Here is a lookalike to that of Trinity in the sci-fi movie trilogy MATRIX. This "scene" with special effects was shot by Israel David Groveman in Manhattan, NYC.

Due to the use of a gun, even though a prop, a police escort was required 24/7, and the block they shot footage on was rented ahead of time.

Philadelphia, Penn.
Philadelphia, Penn. Photo: Wiki

Philadelphia, Penn.

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States.

It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States and is located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the only consolidated city-county in Pennsylvania. - Wiki

Trinity in Vegas
Trinity in Vegas Photo courtesy of Shaul Schwarz, used with permission

Trinity in Vegas

Here a Trinity lookalike is shot in an underground parking facility in Las Vegas, Nev.

Motorcycle in background helps with the authenticity, as well as the wardrobe, prop guns, and more.

 

Keanu Reeves at Berlin Film Festival
Keanu Reeves at Berlin Film Festival Photo: Wiki

Keanu Reeves at Berlin Film Festival

Directors of the Matrix films were the Wachowskis'.

Their approach to action scenes drew upon their admiration for Japanese animation and martial arts films.

The film's use of fight choreographers and wire techniques from Hong Kong action cinema was influential upon subsequent Hollywood action film productions. - Wiki

Trinity about to "exit!"
Trinity about to "exit!" Photo by Israel David Groveman courtesy, used with permission

Trinity about to "exit!"

"Trinity" is shot in Manhattan, NYC by Israel David Groveman on a shoot in the city.

This was part of the night shoot, with police escort. The NYC Police Department has a department designated just for such events - photo shoots, TV and film.

 

Reeves' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Reeves' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Photo: Wiki

Reeves' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On January 31, 2005, Keanu Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Reeves is a Canadian actor known for his roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed, Point Break, and The Matrix trilogy as Neo.

He has collaborated with major directors such as Stephen Frears (in the 1988 period drama Dangerous Liaisons); Gus Van Sant (in the 1991 independent film My Own Private Idaho); and Bernardo Bertolucci (in the 1993 film Little Buddha). - Wiki

Keanu Reeves on Red Carpet in Mexico
Keanu Reeves on Red Carpet in Mexico Photo: Wiki

Keanu Reeves on Red Carpet in Mexico

Here is Keanu Reeves who is Neo in the Matrix films.

"The Matrix" is known for popularizing a visual effect known as "bullet time", in which the heightened perception of certain characters is represented by allowing the action within a shot to progress in slow-motion while the camera's viewpoint appears to move through the scene at normal speed.

Reeves's first studio movie appearance was in the Rob Lowe ice hockey film Youngblood, in which he played a Québécois goalie. Shortly after the movie's release, Reeves drove to Los Angeles in his 1969 Volvo. His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron, a stage and television director, had convinced Erwin Stoff in advance to be Reeves's manager and agent. Stoff has remained Reeves's manager, and has co-produced many of his films.

After a few minor roles, Reeves received a sizable role in the 1986 drama film River's Edge, which depicted how a murder affected a group of teens.

Following this film's critical success, he spent the late 1980s appearing in a number of movies aimed at teenage audiences, including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel.

In 1994, Reeves's career reached a new high as a result of his starring role in the action film Speed. His casting in the film was controversial since, except for Point Break, he was primarily known for comedies and indie dramas. He had never been the sole headliner on a film. - Wiki

 

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