Originally scheduled to land in UK cinemas right in the heart of the summer blockbuster season, on July 25th, Warner Brothers have now moved their Wachowski’s directed sci-fi, Jupiter Ascending, to 2015. It has been confirmed that the US release has moved from July 18th to February 6th 2015. I would imagine the UK will see the film released either day and date, or the week after.
The reason for the move has not been confirmed, but the original release date in the US would have seen the film go up against Planes: Fire and Rescue, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape and Wish I Was Here, so nothing huge there. Instead the films US date now clashes with the Johnny Depp starring Mortdecai, Liam Neeson’s new thriller Run All Night and the long delayed fantasy epic The Seventh Son. you could argue that the release date move now puts the film up against much stronger competition.
Deadline believe they have an idea of why the film has been moved, reporting “I hear the Wachowskis needed more time to complete visual effects work on their CG-heavy space epic”
A worrying reason if it is true, for the latest trailer released (which you can view below) looks pretty complete to me, and there are tons of special effects.
Warner Brothers had no comment, other than a confirmation of the new release date.
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix).
Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.