Sad Keanu Reeves Will Avenge His Dead Family With Science In ‘Replicas’

Fresh off his — I guess? — success in John Wick (I mean I liked it but it got its ass handed to it by a board game, in my opinion), it was announced on Tuesday that Keanu Reeves’ next project is a futuristic sci-fi thriller called Replicas.

After a car accident kills his loving family, a daring neuroscientist (Reeves) will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force, and the physical laws of science themselves.

Oh my God, I just love any movie that asks me to believe Keanu Reeves has achieved a higher level of education. Remember Chain Reaction, where he discovered a new way to split water? Remember Something’s Gotta Give? Holy sh*t I am not even being sarcastic here, I love both those movies. I totally prefer his hippie dentist role in Thumbsucker to the last two Matrix movies (which never even happened, I don’t know what I’m saying right now).

Lotus Entertainment and di Bonaventura Pictures are producing, and Tanya Wexler, whose last project was a movie about vibrators, will direct the film, with production slated to begin spring 2015.

“From my experience working with Keanu on ‘The Matrix’ franchise through our collaboration on ‘Constantine,’ I have always been impressed by Keanu’s ability to bring a genuine level of humanity to the sci-fi genre through his performance,” said di Bonaventura in a statement.

You see, it’s not just me. Hollywood types think neuroscientists can invent time travel or whatever. It’s all totally believable, we can even pretend everyone was sober on the set of Babes in Toyland. By the way, I wasn’t trying to put down Tanya Wexler earlier. We need more lesbian comedy directors trying their hand at sci-fi thrillers. AGAIN I AM NOT BEING SARCASTIC, WHY ARE YOU GIVING ME THAT LOOK?

Via The Wrap