After Cloud Atlas helped show audiences that Andy and Lana Wachowski, the siblings who brought us The Matrix trilogy, hadn’t lost their touch, all heads have now turned in excitement towards their next effort, Jupiter Ascending.
Said to be an original sci-fi flick, the film will bring audiences a thrilling journey complete with cutting-edge effects. The siblings have also said that they are planning out a “big visual idea” for Jupiter Ascending and audiences should expect something like the “evolutionary jump from bullet-time.”
Though prinicipal photography has already been going on for a few weeks, filming began today in London and thanks to a press release, we now have an official synopsis that provides some more insight into what the Wachowskis have in store for us.
Check it out below:
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.
So, what do you think? It sounds pretty exciting and definitely like something that is right up Andy and Lana’s alley. I loved Cloud Atlas and have high hopes for the next project from the Wachowskis. They’re promising pretty big things for the film and seeing as they have delivered on blowing our minds in the past, I see no reason to doubt them this time. Rest assured, this film will be something truly special.
Aside from Tatum and Kunis, Jupiter Ascending will also star Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Doona Bae, Douglas Booth and James D’Arcy. It hits theatres in 2D, 3D and IMAX on July 25th, 2014.
Are you excited for the film? What do you think the Wachowskis have in store for us? Let us know in the comments.