Jupiter Ascending Preview
Next February in what can be seen as one of the first big movie release of the year we get a new movie from the Wachowski’s. It is entitled Jupiter Ascending. It stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Sean Bean. The film is centered on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a down-on-her-luck janitor and Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), an interplanetary warrior who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond Earth. It marks the first movie since The Matrix trilogy that has been directed and written by the Wachowski’s. Although the release date is scheduled for February 6th, I would not think it impossible for it to be delayed. Principal photography has only just finished for good and the timing is hardly ideal. Though I suppose you may have already seen a trailer for the movie be sure to check out the third and final trailer below.
Here is the synopsis for Jupiter Ascending……
Unbeknown to Earth’s residents, life on Earth and countless other planets has been seeded by families of alien royalty for the purpose of harvesting the evolved living creatures once they reach a “Darwinian state of perfection” to produce a type of youth serum that allows them to live forever. When the matriarch of the House of Abrasax, the most powerful of the alien dynasties, dies her children Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Kalique (Tuppence Middleton), and Titus (Douglas Booth) are at war over becoming the heir. Eventually a new heir comes to their attention: Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), an unsuspecting Earth-living, unlucky caretaker of other people’s homes. Jupiter encounters Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered interplanetary warrior, who came to Earth to reveal that her genetic signature makes Jones royalty and heir to Earth. Meanwhile, he has to protect her from Balem, who put a bounty on her head and would rather harvest Earth than lose it to Jones.
And of course the trailer for Jupiter Ascending……
Although you can’t judge a movie by its trailer I will say that at least the visuals are stunning!
So, is the movie anything like Divergent, The Maze Runner or any other young adult movie? Hmm, no! According to an interview the Wachowski’s did with CinemaBlend the movie will be a sci-fi space opera. While it may star Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum they are not the youths they once were. Though I am looking forward to 2015 as a year with many spectacular SF movies most are sequels or reboots. The Wachowski’s at least deliver something new and daring with every movie they make. Sadly, that also means they take risks at the box office. Cloud Atlas was positively reviewed (for the most part), but like Speed Racer it flopped. The buzz surrounding Jupiter Ascending has so far not been great, but neither Guardians Of The Galaxy nor Edge of Tomorrow received much attention from the press months before their scheduled release.
Jupiter Ascending isn’t the only project Lana and Andy Wachowski have been working on. They are working together with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski on Sense8 for Netflix. Sense8 is a Sci-Fi drama that follows the lives of 8 strangers who have developed strange powers after suffering a personal loss. The series is scheduled for a 2015 release but nothing more specific is known. This was Jupiter Ascending Preview, I hoped you enjoyed the article. Please do comment below on your opinion of Jupiter Ascending.