Date: 20th February 2003
Three years ago its impressive special effects won the film legions of fans and scored one of its Australian crew an Oscar.
On May 15, Australians will be the first in the world - due to international time differences - to see Matrix Reloaded, The (2003), the second in the trilogy created by Larry and Andy Wachowski.
And already the marketing of the film, which was filmed in Sydney at Fox Studios, is in full swing.
An exclusive release of a picture of Neo and Trinity (former Sydneysiders Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss) was accompanied by producer Joel Silver doing the rounds to talk up the film.
"It's this simple. No other movie can compete with us, period," he said.
"I'm not saying that to start a battle with other films (such as Hulk, The (2003) and X Men 2, The (2003) with Australians Eric Bana and Hugh Jackman). It's just that these effects have never been done before and they are impossible to copy."
The Daily Telegraph
Source: Press Release