It was released in 2006 and was well received critically; it was a box office success but did not rank on the scale of The Matrix films.The film popularized the image of the Guy Fawkes mask, originally designed by illustrator David Lloyd for the graphic novel, which was adopted as a symbol by the online hacktivist group Anonymous two years later.Other writers and artists that contributed to the series include Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Paul Chadwick, Ted Mc Keever, Poppy Z. The Wachowskis' next feature film was V for Vendetta, an adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel of the same name, starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving.
Following the commercial success of The Matrix series, they wrote and produced the 2006 film V for Vendetta (an adaptation of the comic of the same name by Alan Moore), and in 2008 released the film Speed Racer, which was a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series of the same name.
Their next film, Cloud Atlas, based on the novel of the same name by David Mitchell and co-written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer, was released in 2012.
They completed The Matrix, a science fiction action film, in 1999.
The movie stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a hacker recruited by a rebellion to aid them in the fight against machines who have taken over the world and placed humanity inside a simulated reality called "the Matrix." Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano also star.
The movie was a critical and commercial hit for Warner Bros.
It won four Academy Awards, including for "Best Visual Effects" for popularizing the bullet time visual effect.
Lana was born Laurence Wachowski in Chicago in 1965; Lilly was born Andrew Paul Wachowski two and a half years later, in 1967.
Their mother Lynne (née Luckinbill) was a nurse and painter.
In 2006, Silver had the Wachowskis and Mc Teigue hired to revamp The Invasion for Warner Bros.
The studio was disappointed in the film as produced by director Oliver Hirschbiegel and hired the Wachowskis to rewrite a portion of the script and add new action scenes, which Mc Teigue directed.
They also wrote the series Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed for Epic Comics.