Call me weird, but I’m far more excited about the latest offering from the Wachowskis than Christopher Nolan’s new movie. Since The Matrix, their work has struggled to get mainstream exceptance, yet to me is constantly exciting and interesting, and their dedication to their art [they mortgaged their house for Cloud Atlas you know!] is immense. Jupiter Ascending was originally supposed to come out this past summer in July release on the books for quite some time, Warner Bros hoping to position the film for a summer blockbuster slot of success. Then Edge Of Tomorrow took longer to take off than expected and the film was delayed for the official reasoning of incomplete visual effects.
The studio has now released a new trailer, and it suggests that those visual effects will be more than ready for the film’s February 6th UK release date. The trailer also gives us some more story details and monsters! We have two families battling for control of the Universe, a female heroine who is a reincarnation of some past character, Channing Tatum battling lizard people and possibly even acting….and, again, lots of guns!
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.