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The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending begins; Full synopsis and cast revealed

Apr. 15, 2013by:

After a four-year hiatus after the failed SPEED RACER (a guilty pleasure of mine, though), the Wachowski's returned to the big screen with last years ambiguous epic CLOUD ATLAS, which didn't ignite the box office, but dipped its toe back into the sci-fi waters that has helped to define the filmmakers who lived in the world of THE MATRIX for the better part of a decade from feature films, animated films, videogames, and more based on their famed trilogy.

Now, it seems like the duo are ready to hit the track running, with a number of projects lined up, the first of which, JUPITER ASCENDING, looking to be right up their sci-fi/action alley with a great cast to boot. The film started shooting on April 2, 2013 and the production has sent out a press release, which confirms the cast and gives an official (and much more in-depth) synopsis:

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.

The cast is also confirmed as:

Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Mila Kunis (Oz The Great and Powerful) lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Douglas Booth (LOL), Tuppence Middleton (TV's "The Lady Vanishes"), Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas), James D'Arcy (Hitchcock) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Alice in Wonderland).

In addition, the Wachowski's will re-team with CLOUD ATLAS cinematographer John Toll, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass and visual effects guru John Gaetta in the mix to bring the kind of visual punch one would expect from a Wachowski film.

JUPITER ASCENDING hits theaters on July 25, 2014.

I'll just leave this here for you...

Extra Tidbit: Could this be Channing Tatum's "Neo" role? With Jupiter Ascending and White House Down on the way, do you think Tatum has a good footing to be an action star leading man or is he best suited in the comedy realm?
Source: Warner Bros.

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1:32AM on 04/17/2013

If it's gonna be R-rated...

Then give me some Mila Kunis nudity...just don't have her speak when she's nude or i'll think of Meg Griffin
Then give me some Mila Kunis nudity...just don't have her speak when she's nude or i'll think of Meg Griffin
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12:41PM on 04/16/2013

bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.

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11:27PM on 04/15/2013

No

Mila Kunis can't act. She's great eye candy though. Channing Tatum is coming into his own lately. The Wachowski siblings to me have always had a hard time writing good dialogue. It's like they invest everything into the visuals, but fail on every other level. Aside from the first Matrix, everything to me has been over acted and underwhelming.
Mila Kunis can't act. She's great eye candy though. Channing Tatum is coming into his own lately. The Wachowski siblings to me have always had a hard time writing good dialogue. It's like they invest everything into the visuals, but fail on every other level. Aside from the first Matrix, everything to me has been over acted and underwhelming.
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8:41PM on 04/15/2013
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, two actors I can't stand.
Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, two actors I can't stand.
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4:44PM on 04/15/2013
Really enjoyed Cloud Atlas. Didn't make my top ten, but it was much more deserving than what it got. Also, spoiler alert: Sean Bean dies.
Really enjoyed Cloud Atlas. Didn't make my top ten, but it was much more deserving than what it got. Also, spoiler alert: Sean Bean dies.
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3:15PM on 04/15/2013

Cloud Atlas awesome!

Not sure about the premise of this and the cast is decent. It could be worthy. Need to see something to get really excited.

Oh and Mila Kunis has too many articles of clothing on in that picture. But you get a B+ for effort.
Not sure about the premise of this and the cast is decent. It could be worthy. Need to see something to get really excited.

Oh and Mila Kunis has too many articles of clothing on in that picture. But you get a B+ for effort.
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3:09PM on 04/15/2013
Cloud Atlas kept me thinking or wondering the entire time. I'm very excited for this.
Cloud Atlas kept me thinking or wondering the entire time. I'm very excited for this.
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1:15PM on 04/15/2013
In my opinion, Cloud Atlas was one of my favorite movies out of 2012 because of its complexity, in fact, I consider the film to be a major cinematic accomplishment in terms of narration and visual effects. I'm looking forward to Jupiter Ascending.
In my opinion, Cloud Atlas was one of my favorite movies out of 2012 because of its complexity, in fact, I consider the film to be a major cinematic accomplishment in terms of narration and visual effects. I'm looking forward to Jupiter Ascending.
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12:31PM on 04/15/2013
I wonder how quickly Sean Bean's character is killed off...
I wonder how quickly Sean Bean's character is killed off...
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12:30PM on 04/15/2013
Cloud Atlas was horrible. The Wachowskis' only good movie is The Matrix, so I have very low expectations for this movie.
Cloud Atlas was horrible. The Wachowskis' only good movie is The Matrix, so I have very low expectations for this movie.
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1:33PM on 04/15/2013
Let's not ever see movies together.
Let's not ever see movies together.
12:20PM on 04/15/2013
I liked Speed Racer. Hope Tatum won't ruin the movie, great supporting cast though.
I liked Speed Racer. Hope Tatum won't ruin the movie, great supporting cast though.
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12:19PM on 04/15/2013
Hugely excited, CLOUD ATLAS was wonderful.
Hugely excited, CLOUD ATLAS was wonderful.
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12:16PM on 04/15/2013
I'm glad you call Speed Racer a guilty pleasure.
I used to get excited when these two had a project, but I'm realizing as innovative, and visionary as they are, their projects just haven't met my expectations. Something is always lacking. The first Matrix is still there best movie.
I'm glad you call Speed Racer a guilty pleasure.
I used to get excited when these two had a project, but I'm realizing as innovative, and visionary as they are, their projects just haven't met my expectations. Something is always lacking. The first Matrix is still there best movie.
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