Awesome details emerge on the plot of The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending
We reported back in March that Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis were attached to star in the next Wachowski film, JUPITER ASCENDING. Not much was known about the movie's plot other than it was going to be science fiction. Now, it looks like Vulture has gotten the inside scoop on the storyline and it sounds quite awesome.
The film will center on a Russian immigrant (Mila Kunis) who works as a maid and does not realize that she is an exact genetic match as the Queen of the Universe. The Queen takes offense to this new threat and a battle ensues. Immediately, this sounds like SNOW WHITE meets JOHN CARTER.
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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 girl, 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.
JUPITER ASCENDING appears to be the first in a trilogy and rumor has it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is being offerred a role as well.
With SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN opening tomorrow and the huge failure of JOHN CARTER, this sounds like it may be a big gamble due to it's similarities to both in tone and concept. As a fan of the Wachowskis, I hope this comes together. Plus, you can't go wrong with Mila Kunis as your star. I just hope they don't decide to kill of Channing Tatum and then hold the movie back for re-shoots and 3D conversion.
|Extra Tidbit:||If a blind man suddenly regained sight and the first thing he saw was Mila Kunis, would his crotch just instantly explode?|