Whether you like their films or not, you have to admit that Andy and Lana Wachowski are ambitious filmmakers. At one time not too long ago, David Mitchell’s complex novel Cloud Atlas was deemed to be “un-filmable”. Leave it to the Wachowskis, the duo behind The Matrix trilogy, to tackle the adaptation with ambitious force but with underwhelming success to show for their effort. The Wachowskis aren’t waiting long for their next directorial project. Filming has recently begun in London for their latest original sci-fi project titled Jupiter Ascending.
Since the project was first announced, little has been known about the film. The only tidbit of information swarming the web is that the film is going to feature cutting-edge special effects and will be the Wachowski’s first original sci-fi project since The Matrix trilogy. Jupiter Ascending is set to star Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The official synopsis posted below finally gives us a little insight on what we can expect.
From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.
Jupiter Jones (Mila 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 toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing 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.
Jupiter Ascending also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae, Douglas Booth, and James D’Arcy. The film will be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 25th, 2014.