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Sean Bean joins The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

Feb. 5, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Looks like the next set of high profile directors that get to kill off a Sean Bean character will be The Wachowskis!

Bean will join the $200 million budgeted JUPITER ASCENDING in a role that is being described as Han Solo-esque. Bean would join the already cast Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne in the large scale film that The Wachowskis and Warner Bros are hoping will begin a new franchise.

Plot: A Russian immigrant (Mila Kunis) who, despite her lowly occupation of toilet cleaner, possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule. With this very threat needing to be extinguished, a bounty hunter (Channing Tatum) is assigned to find and kill off the oblivious woman… but they, naturally, fall in love and make a run for freedom.

The film has a very solid core of actors that could give this movie a much better chance than CLOUD ATLAS received. Maybe Warner Bros saw the ambition at play in that film and it restored faith in the siblings filmmaking credibility. I for one think that Sean Bean would have made a kick ass Han Solo in a real STAR WARS movie, but I will take him in this role as well.

JUPITER ASCENDING is looking to film this year for a 2014 release.

Source: The Film Stage

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9:12AM on 02/06/2013
Halfway excited for the film, and the casting. Still unsure.
Halfway excited for the film, and the casting. Still unsure.
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11:14PM on 02/05/2013

So...

...another Sean Bean death then? Interesting to see how they end his life this time.
...another Sean Bean death then? Interesting to see how they end his life this time.
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10:02AM on 02/06/2013
Has he been thrown into the sun yet?
Has he been thrown into the sun yet?
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10:55PM on 02/05/2013
I honestly don't know what to think about this. That said, there hasn't been a Wachowski project I've disliked yet, so, I will wait to see how this develops. The story seems....kind of weird to me, even for a sci-fi, but the Wachowski's have always had a way of bringing great imagination to life and I am sure this will have a look and feel that will be fantastic. Interesting cast too, even if Tatum gets on my nerves.
I honestly don't know what to think about this. That said, there hasn't been a Wachowski project I've disliked yet, so, I will wait to see how this develops. The story seems....kind of weird to me, even for a sci-fi, but the Wachowski's have always had a way of bringing great imagination to life and I am sure this will have a look and feel that will be fantastic. Interesting cast too, even if Tatum gets on my nerves.
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6:50PM on 02/05/2013

"The film has a very solid core of actors that could give this movie a much better chance than CLOUD ATLAS received"...

Because CLOUD ATLAS obviously didn't have a solid core of actors.

Joking aside, I'm looking forward to this movie. Even if lately their movies didn't find the success in boxoffice, all of Wachowskis' works more or less always satisfiy me (and yes, Speed Racer was pure fun!). Not to mention more Sean Bean ALWAYS means more awesomeness!
Because CLOUD ATLAS obviously didn't have a solid core of actors.

Joking aside, I'm looking forward to this movie. Even if lately their movies didn't find the success in boxoffice, all of Wachowskis' works more or less always satisfiy me (and yes, Speed Racer was pure fun!). Not to mention more Sean Bean ALWAYS means more awesomeness!
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6:26PM on 02/05/2013
So he dies in the end?
So he dies in the end?
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5:50PM on 02/05/2013

Was already sold

but now I'm even more excited! Didn't think that was possible, but this news comes out of nowhere and is just so damn awesome. Wow. Can not wait to see this film!
but now I'm even more excited! Didn't think that was possible, but this news comes out of nowhere and is just so damn awesome. Wow. Can not wait to see this film!
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5:47PM on 02/05/2013
The awesomeness of Sean Bean can not get me excited about a Wachowski movie
The awesomeness of Sean Bean can not get me excited about a Wachowski movie
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10:46PM on 02/05/2013
Amen!
Amen!
5:37PM on 02/05/2013

@nick_horror

"I don't like your attitude."
"I don't like your attitude."
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5:32PM on 02/05/2013
You all know this is an intergalactic version of Snow White, right?
You all know this is an intergalactic version of Snow White, right?
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