Die Drehbücher der beiden letzten Matrix-Filme waren für kurze Zeit zusammen mit der Ultimate-DVD-Sammlung in den USA (und nur dort) erhältlich. Inzwischen sind sie selbst über Ebay nicht mehr zu bekommen. Dabei bieten die Drehbücher, wie folgende Auszüge zeigen werden, wertvolle Zusatzinformationen und auch nicht gedrehte oder herausgeschnittene Szenen.
Ich habe hier einmal alle im Internet veröffentlichten Auszüge aus diesen beiden Drehbüchern zusammengestellt, die solche Zusatzinformationen enthalten. Zusätzliche Szenen bzw. Sätze sind im Text rot markiert. Zwei weitere, lange Ausschnitte sollen aufzeigen, wie genau die Drehbücher ansonsten umgesetzt wurden.
Ich danke denjenigen, die dieses Material für alle zugänglich gemacht haben: Thanks to: Torque (The Matrix Community) und vanexel711 (Matrixfans-Foren)!
Das Drehbuch zum ersten Teil der Trilogie und zwei frühere Entwürfe desselben finden sich übrigens überall im Netz.
Neo und Trinity sind während des Festes im Tempel auf dem Weg zu ihrem Quartier.
INT. ZION - RESIDENT ELEVATOR - NIGHT
Carrying their shoes, they wait for the doors to close. Even when they do, the drums can still be heard.
It still surprises me.
How everything that's happened just goes away. And I feel like I'm back in that club and every time I see you walking towards me...
He shakes his head, looking at his hands.
...my palms start to sweat.
Smiling, she walks towards him.
God, you scared the shit out of me.
Her eyebrow cocks like a gun.
I don't scare you anymore?
He offers her his hand.
They are wet.
She leans in close to again whisper to him.
They kiss again.
In the code world, Neo sees his true form; sitting Buddha - like in the surrounding swirl of code, a being of pure liquid light contained by a web of Matrix code that is written in the negative or rather with the absence of light.
Because you're The One.
He is getting tired of that answer
What about the first One?
What about him?
Did he reach the Source?
Then why didn't he end the war?
He did what he was here to do. His path is not your path, Neo. Your path, I'm afraid, is much harder.
Because of the choices you've made.
What if I can't? What happens if I fail?
EXT. TENEMENT PARK - DAY
The courtyard is overrun by the seemingly endless mob and their relentless attack begins to overwhelm Neo.
INT. NEBUCHADNEZZAR - MAIN DECK - DAY
Trinity can't stand it.
Come on! Get out of there!
EXT. TENEMENT PARK - DAY
Almost buried beneath Smiths, Neo seems to hear her. Screaming with Herculean effort, he hurls himself upward, reaching for the freedom of the sky but--
The Smiths refuse to let go.
Together they rise; a twisted knot of bodies uncoiling as it bends up into the air--
Several Smiths slip off, others leap up to grab on--
The last snatching onto the lowest Smith's ankle as--
Neo drags his chain skyward.
EXT. CITYSCAPE - DAY
The Smiths cling to him, arms and legs wrapped like strangling vines around the trunk of a tree as their fingers dig, gouging, slowly sinking into his skin.
Neo tries to shake them loose, jack-knifing, suddenly reversing his direction as--
The ankle-holding Smith is whip-snapped free--
Thrown spinning through open space until smashing into the glass wall of a skyscraper.
Still, Neo cannot get free.
Like a devil perched on his back, the Smith nearest his ear smiles.
It is... inevitable.
Fingers sink like vampire fangs into Neo's neck.
The blackness spreads, enveloping his face, one eye covered as the other eye seems to go dead and his flight becomes a fall--
Plunging with his comet-tail of Smiths to the city below.
INT. NEBUCHADNEZZAR - MAIN DECK - DAY
Trinity covers her mouth.
EXT. TELEVISION SUPPLY HOUSE - DAY
They break through, falling into the center display, toppling stacks of screens.
Neo's eyes focus as the collision severs Smith's connection and he leaps to his feet.
Before the Smiths can reach for him, Neo leaps into the air, soaring through the hole in the ceiling.
The Smiths stand, the image surreally filling up the monitors through the store's live camera feeds.
A woman screams as Smith stabs his fingers into her neck.
INT. LE VRAI RESTAURANT - DAY
They are led past the power lunches toward the far wall of tinted green glass which casts a money-colored hue over the city below.
A small Indian man is escorted away by a big bald man from a raised table, where Neo immediately recognizes the Merovingian.
The Indian catches Neo's attention but quickly averts his eyes.
Neo whispers to Trinity.
Remember, he's not human. None of them are.
The Merovingian smiles, gesturing to them. He is a perfectly preserved mature man who speaks with a French accent. There is a sharpness that extends through every part of him, from the cut of his suit to his razor thin smile; he is like a surgeon's blade.
Beside him is his wife Persephone; sex and death squeezed into a woman's business suit made of latex.
There are four others gathered around them. Two of them are twins; pale ghost-like beings with black painted fingernails. The other two, blood-drinkers, wearing outfits that seem a cross between a mortician and a rock star.
There is an ease in the postures of all of them, a confidence that suggests a sated animal regarding something it considers its prey.
INT. NEBUCHADNEZZAR - COCKPIT - NIGHT
They all stare at the hologram.
What are they doing?
They're just out of E.M.P. range.
Somehow, Neo can feel what it is.
It's a bomb. We have to get out of here.
The Sentinel image begins to flicker as before.
EXT. SEWER MAIN - NIGHT
They run through muck and icy slag while behind them the device hits and --
The Nebuchadnezzar erupts with flame.
Morpheus turns back, his face lit by the destruction of the only ship he has ever captained.
"I have dreamed a dream..."
The ship bursts apart as he watches a part of himself die.
"But now that dream has gone from me..."
INT. PIPELINE - NIGHT
The Sentinels fly down the throat of the pipeline; blood red eyes shuttering with anticipation.
INT. SEWER MAIN - NIGHT
They are racing through a series of smaller pipelines but they are still very far away. The Sentinels pass the burning hull of the Nebuchadnezzar, immediately spreading over the area.
Neo slows down.
We won't make it.
We have to try.
Turning, he can see them.
Neo, come on!
The Sentinels bank with shark speed and ease, zeroing in on them.
What are you doing?
I can... feel them.
They are almost on top of him, rising up to strike when--
He lifts his hand as one might reach out to feel the heat of a fire and suddenly, an electronic seizure shivers through each of them.
One by one, struck by some invisible lightning, an individual E.M.P.--
That sends them crashing to the ground and as the last one falls--
So does Neo. Like a puppet cut from its strings, he collapses to the wet ground.
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