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Keanu Reeves to star in The Matrix 4

Carrie-Anne Moss will also return as Trinity, with Lana Wachowski coming back as director and co-writer after creating the franchise with her sister Lilly.

"Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now," Wachowski said in a statement published by Variety.

"I'm very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends."

Lana wrote the new film's script along with sci-fi novelists Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.

Keanu Reeves drops in on Xbox E3 event

The movie actor announced that Cyberpunk 2077 is set to go on sale on 16 April 2020.

The future-set role-playing game is being developed by CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Witcher series.

Reeves - who has starred in the Matrix trilogy amongst other sci-fi movies - will appear in the title.

His brief appearance at the Xbox event drew huge applause with one attendee shouting: "You're breathtaking."

"No, you're breathtaking," the actor ad-libbed in reply.