THE MATRIX RELOADED
SILVER (Producer) is one of the most successful producers in the motion
picture industry today. His films
have earned a combined gross of almost $4 billion worldwide, averaging over $100
million per picture. His 1999
production The Matrix grossed over $456 million worldwide, earning more
than any other Warner Bros. Pictures film in the Studio's history at the time
of release. Universally acclaimed
for its groundbreaking storytelling and visuals, The Matrix also won four
Academy Awards, including the award for Best Visual Effects, and was the first
DVD release to sell one million units.
addition to producing The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions,
the second and third chapters of the Matrix trilogy, Silver executive
produced The Animatrix, a groundbreaking collection of nine short films
inspired by the visionary action and innovative storytelling that power The
Matrix. This spectacular fusion
of CG-animation and Japanese animÃ© features Final Flight of the Osiris, a
nine minute short that serves as an explosive prelude to The Matrix Reloaded.
also produced the video game Enter the Matrix, starring Jada Pinkett
Smith and Anthony Wong, who reprise their roles from The Matrix Reloaded
and The Matrix Revolutions. Powered
by one hour of additional film footage written and directed by the Wachowski
Brothers, Enter the Matrix furthers the chain of action set off by Final
Flight of the Osiris and intersects with the plot of Reloaded,
revealing aspects of the story not depicted in the film.
to the completion of the Matrix trilogy, Silver supervised the release of
The Matrix Revisited, a special-edition DVD that includes extensive
behind-the-scenes footage of the making of The Matrix, as well as
an exclusive preview of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
is currently producing Gothika, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and
starring Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz, through his Dark Castle Entertainment
division. Gothika is
scheduled for release in October 2003. Silver
and Robert Zemeckis launched Dark Castle, the production entity they formed in
the spirit of the late horror impresario William Castle, with the
record-breaking release of House on Haunted Hill, which opened at number
one on Halloween of 1999. This was
followed by the successful Dark Castle releases Thirteen Ghosts and Ghost
recently, Silver produced the hit films Cradle 2 the Grave, starring DMX
and Jet Li; Swordfish, starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle
Berry; Exit Wounds, starring Steven Seagal and DMX; and Romeo Must Die,
featuring Jet Li and Aaliyah.
began his career at Lawrence Gordon Productions, where he ultimately ascended to
president of motion pictures for the company.
He associate produced The Warriors and, with Gordon, produced 48
HRS., Streets of Fire and Brewster's Millions.
first independent production under his Silver Pictures banner was Commando,
followed by Jumpin' Jack Flash and Predator.
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