‘The Matrix 4’ Recruits Oscar-Winning ‘Braveheart’ Cinematographer John Toll

/Film | 8/23/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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The surprise news of a fourth installment of The Matrix franchise was only just revealed earlier this week, seemingly timed to the 20th anniversary of the original movie’s release. But it sounds like this project has been in the works for awhile, because some key crew members are already being recruited for the production.

Hot on the heels of The Matrix‘s original concept artists returning for the new sequel, we have word that The Matrix 4 has hired cinematographer John Toll (above left), who won back-to-back Oscars for his work on Legends of the Fall in 1994 and Braveheart in 1995.

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The Hollywood Reporter has news of John Toll being hired as The Matrix 4 cinematographer, which is a departure from the rest of the Matrix movies, which had Bill Pope as the director of photography. The Matrix movies turned Bill Pope into a blockbuster cinematographer, opening the door for him to shoot the likes of Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3 and Team America: World Police. More recently, he’s been cozy with Edgar Wright on Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The World’s End and Baby Driver.

As for John Toll, he’s been working with Lana & Lilly Wachowski for the past decade. In addition to shooting both Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending for the...
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