Although the city of the Matrix is never specified, the street names of this hi-hi-hi-tech thriller implies that it’s set, like the Wachowskis’ previous movie, Bound, in their hometown of Chicago. Hence the references to ‘the Loop’, the Windy City’s downtown district. But, also like Bound, it wasn’t filmed there. Interiors were shot in the Fox Studio at Moore Park, Lang Road in Sydney, where Star Wars: Episodes II and III, and Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge were shot. The futuristic metropolis is the city of Sydney itself, mainly around the central business district.