Date: 5th September 2001
Movie megastar KEANU REEVES had to train extra hard for the upcoming MATRIX, the (1999) sequel - so hard he ended up in hospital. MATRIX 2 (2002) is not due for release until 2003, but is already in production along with a third instalment, planned for 2004. And Reeves - who plays NEO in the flicks - says the movies are set to be bigger and deadlier than the original.
He promises, "Last time all the fights for Neo were one on one. Now it's one on five. " And training for the scenes was so rigorous he put himself in plaster while working out. He adds, "I got a trauma on my ankle that put me in a cast for four days. " (IG/CST)