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Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis confirmed for Wachowski film Jupiter Ascending

06.01.2012by: Jake Dee

Early this morn came some fresh details regarding the Wahowski's new sci-fi thriller JUPITER ASCENDING, and now it seems some casting news has crossed the wire. I'll just ask upright...you a fan of this Channing Tatum fella?

Well, it looks like Tatum (seen right) has been confirmed to play a vital role in the intriguing project. Word comes from Tatum himself, who had this to say about his involvement in the picture:

"Yes, absolutely. It's going to be a crazy action movie from the [directors] of The Matrix. They're going to reinvent the wheel as far as action goes, all over again."

So there it is, Tatum is the man. So much for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, at least for now. We do know Mila Kunis (below) will play opposite Tatum in the flick.

Here's the lengthy scoop:

Imagine a universe in which “human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy. It’s a return to form for [the Wachowskis], because these higher forms of life are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.”

The film centers on an unlikely (and ultimately reluctant) heroine: A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.

These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.

Pretty soon, a bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady with the Great Pair of Nucloetides, but, as you’d expect with a Matrix re-dux, they fall in love. And for having fallen for his target, the bounty hunter — who we hear will be played by Channing Tatum — well, let’s just say that things get messy after that, because his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.

Extra Tidbit: You smell a Channing/Mila hookup in the future?
Source: MTV

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6:43PM on 06/03/2012
seems to me if these other worldy beings wanted to make sure no person with the same genetic make-up as theirs found out about them, then all they would have to do is not come to Earth! I mean it's not like we would ever find out about (or be able to do anything about them) them otherwise. I mean it would be like me knowing there was a ruler being on another planet that shared the same genetic traits as me. Even if I knew, what would (or could) I do about it? It does sound interesting though. I
seems to me if these other worldy beings wanted to make sure no person with the same genetic make-up as theirs found out about them, then all they would have to do is not come to Earth! I mean it's not like we would ever find out about (or be able to do anything about them) them otherwise. I mean it would be like me knowing there was a ruler being on another planet that shared the same genetic traits as me. Even if I knew, what would (or could) I do about it? It does sound interesting though. I guess we'll see.
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