Matrix 4 Film Crew Sets up in Alameda

Richard Bangert

Film production crew members have been spotted at Alameda Point recently setting up cameras and other film equipment. It is believed the crew is preparing to film scenes for the upcoming The Matrix reboot, scheduled for release in 2021.

Media reports confirmed that some filming of the reboot will take place in San Francisco’s Financial District. Dwyer Casting is handling the hiring of extras for the movie. The casting company sent out a press release seeking men and women older than 18 for background work. The press release calls it “Project Ice Cream,” but reports believe this name is code for the new Matrix film. The name could also have a hidden meaning as Matrix star Keanu Reeves was recently seen in Alameda eating ice cream from Baskin Robbins at the Bridgeside Shopping Center.

Part of the second Matrix film, The Matrix Reloaded, was filmed in Alameda. A freeway chase scene was filmed at an abandoned airstrip at Alameda Naval Air Station, while a rave scene was filmed at an abandoned aircraft hangar.

This film will mark the fourth installment in the Matrix franchise. The first film, The Matrix, was released in 1999. The second and third films, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions, were released in 2003. Filming of the new Matrix movie is to begin in San Francisco on Feb. 5 and run through March 1. To sign up to be a paid extra, visit www.mycastingfile.com or call (415) 409-9369.