Does anyone else remember when The Wachoswki Bros. actually mattered in Hollywood? Those who already forgot, the directing team was responsible for The Matrix (and it’s kind of shitty sequels). It looks like they’re eying Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis for leading roles in their upcoming original sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending.
Bad Ass Digest reports that Jupiter Ascending will be The Wachowskis’ return to the sci-fi action genre that they left behind after The Matrix in pursuit of Speed Racer. It will also be their first entirely original production since The Matrix, since Speed Racer was adapted as well as Cloud Atlas, which is their current project, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving.
Kunis and Tatum are “hot” right now in Hollywood, coming off of two well-received films (21 Jump Street for C-Tates and Friends with Benefits for Kunis). Something big like Jupiter Ascending is exactly what they need to dive into right now. Maybe they could jolt some life into The Wachowski Bros.? I would love to see them make a decent film and get out of the slump they’ve been in for years.
Do you think Tatum and/or Kunis should join Jupiter Ascending?