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The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending pushed to February 2015

06.03.2014

What fresh hell is this? Warner Bros. has delayed the Andy and Lana Wachowski movie JUPITER ASCENDING from July 18 this summer to February 6, 2015. There is no official reason yet for the push but this one is definitely a surprise considering the movie was opening in seven weeks!

The movie had the July release date for more than a year. The Wachowskis wrote, produced, and directed the movie starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, and Sean Bean. Let the speculation begin!

Is it a sign of bad quality? Was it bad timing? There is talk that is has to do with more work being needed on special-effects which could be true considering it's a CG spectacle. It's a head scratcher as Tatum is likely to be hot this summer with 22 JUMP STREET. Maybe they want to utilize his award season awareness with FOXCATCHER.

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6:15PM on 06/05/2014

Oh Look...the Wachowskis have another BOMB...

The ONLY reason why a film of this size gets moved is because the Studio realizes it has a colossal flop on their hands. It takes the film away from the vaunted ' Auteurs', re edits it and DUMPS it in February ( you know , the months where all the other studios dump their crap) and pray like hell they can saturate the market and recoup quickly. My question is: WHEN will anyone in Hollywood realize that the Wachowskis are one trick ponies whose best riffs are long gone? My god, the money
The ONLY reason why a film of this size gets moved is because the Studio realizes it has a colossal flop on their hands. It takes the film away from the vaunted ' Auteurs', re edits it and DUMPS it in February ( you know , the months where all the other studios dump their crap) and pray like hell they can saturate the market and recoup quickly. My question is: WHEN will anyone in Hollywood realize that the Wachowskis are one trick ponies whose best riffs are long gone? My god, the money wasted on crap like Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, and now this could fund some actual good movies......Send the Wachowskis back to remedial film school, or get them to make films for The Asylum......
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10:21AM on 06/05/2014

hahaha

that tells yo all you need to know about how bad this movie must be. word of mouth has been terrible for it and now getting literally dumped in the dumped months. Looks like the "siblings" need to start working on those new Matrix movies if they ever want to make a big budget movie again.
that tells yo all you need to know about how bad this movie must be. word of mouth has been terrible for it and now getting literally dumped in the dumped months. Looks like the "siblings" need to start working on those new Matrix movies if they ever want to make a big budget movie again.
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1:56AM on 06/05/2014
Expect this to be moved up to January, the dumping ground of movies, as this title deserves no better.
Expect this to be moved up to January, the dumping ground of movies, as this title deserves no better.
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3:47PM on 06/04/2014

A summer filled with sequels, reboots, and way too many Marvel films, one of the few big "original" films of summer gets bumped due to Guardians of the Galaxy!

Sucks to hear. I was not super excited for this film, but in a summer filled with sequels, reboots, and one Marvel film after another, something new and original sounded amazing for once!
Getting bumped due to Guardians of the Galaxy sounds logical right now, and this is where originality in movies are in trouble. When the same old Marvel films start pushing away original material!
Sucks to hear. I was not super excited for this film, but in a summer filled with sequels, reboots, and one Marvel film after another, something new and original sounded amazing for once!
Getting bumped due to Guardians of the Galaxy sounds logical right now, and this is where originality in movies are in trouble. When the same old Marvel films start pushing away original material!
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11:21PM on 06/04/2014
Guardians of the Galaxy IS original material!
Guardians of the Galaxy IS original material!
12:15AM on 06/10/2014
Ummm...wow. So...Guardians of The Galaxy was an original screenplay written recently for the movie screen, and not adapted from yet another Marvel comic book from 1969.
Do a google search and look up the difference of original screenplay and adapted.

Ummm...wow. So...Guardians of The Galaxy was an original screenplay written recently for the movie screen, and not adapted from yet another Marvel comic book from 1969.
Do a google search and look up the difference of original screenplay and adapted.

1:55PM on 06/04/2014
Got scared off by the other space opera opening a week later... The one with the raccoon shooting a machine gun. The one that looks good.
Got scared off by the other space opera opening a week later... The one with the raccoon shooting a machine gun. The one that looks good.
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10:23AM on 06/04/2014
I love Mila, and have nothing against the Wachowskis or Channing Tatum, but this movie looks like a fucking fart box. I mean, let's get real here, the odds of this being a critical or financial success are pretty freakin' low.
I love Mila, and have nothing against the Wachowskis or Channing Tatum, but this movie looks like a fucking fart box. I mean, let's get real here, the odds of this being a critical or financial success are pretty freakin' low.
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8:50AM on 06/04/2014

Lol, this had horrible movie dump month written all over it.

This didn't even resemble something that looked good. I am surprised it took this long to get chucked from the summer schedule and into 2015's dump months.
This didn't even resemble something that looked good. I am surprised it took this long to get chucked from the summer schedule and into 2015's dump months.
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3:37PM on 06/04/2014
It's something new and original for a change, which is more than Marvel can say.
It's something new and original for a change, which is more than Marvel can say.
10:25AM on 06/05/2014
Trav not true at all, one of these movies will make boat loads of cash and probably be a hit critically as well. The other February movie will not be either of those. So whats the point of something "original" (yeah bc I always see tough ass racoons murdering people) when its a piece of shit, that actually hurts your argument. If its shit people will ant there 100million back and wont back the next "original" idea. Probably best not to basically make your movie based off of every fairy tale
Trav not true at all, one of these movies will make boat loads of cash and probably be a hit critically as well. The other February movie will not be either of those. So whats the point of something "original" (yeah bc I always see tough ass racoons murdering people) when its a piece of shit, that actually hurts your argument. If its shit people will ant there 100million back and wont back the next "original" idea. Probably best not to basically make your movie based off of every fairy tale ever told.
8:34AM on 06/04/2014
When this movie was announced for July I was surprised that it was not a fall release. That being said this movie would have tanked in July. As of right now there has been piss poor marketing. I for one have not seen any trailer or posters for it at the small theater that I go to, granted there are many more theaters in my city that I just simply do not go to. I just have not seen very much advertising pass the internet for this movie. I have been looking forward to this movie and it does suck
When this movie was announced for July I was surprised that it was not a fall release. That being said this movie would have tanked in July. As of right now there has been piss poor marketing. I for one have not seen any trailer or posters for it at the small theater that I go to, granted there are many more theaters in my city that I just simply do not go to. I just have not seen very much advertising pass the internet for this movie. I have been looking forward to this movie and it does suck having to wait until February but maybe WB can get some better marketing going and track a little better. Although of course it being a February release than they don;t have to spend quite as much on marketing.
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8:32AM on 06/04/2014
Only having seen the most recent trailer, I was getting something of a Chronicles of Riddick vibe (bloated space opera) from this. I could see it tanking quite badly despite some popular cast members. A shame because I'm all for more original sci-fi, and expensive flops don't really help the genre. Hopefully it'll turn out okay.
For the record, I really like Chronicles of Riddick for all its ridiculousness.
Only having seen the most recent trailer, I was getting something of a Chronicles of Riddick vibe (bloated space opera) from this. I could see it tanking quite badly despite some popular cast members. A shame because I'm all for more original sci-fi, and expensive flops don't really help the genre. Hopefully it'll turn out okay.
For the record, I really like Chronicles of Riddick for all its ridiculousness.
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7:26AM on 06/04/2014
Watch the trailer again but picture Adam Sandler in Channing Tatum role instead.
Watch the trailer again but picture Adam Sandler in Channing Tatum role instead.
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3:23AM on 06/04/2014
Really haven't enjoyed a Wachowski movie since the Matrix.
Really haven't enjoyed a Wachowski movie since the Matrix.
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10:26AM on 06/05/2014
I did like Cloud Atlas, but that was more a drama than what they typically make.
I did like Cloud Atlas, but that was more a drama than what they typically make.
2:22AM on 06/04/2014

Sean Bean

They probably need the extra 8 months to come up with an elaborate death for Sean Bean. Everyone should know that he has to die just because Sean Bean 99% of the time dies in his movies.
They probably need the extra 8 months to come up with an elaborate death for Sean Bean. Everyone should know that he has to die just because Sean Bean 99% of the time dies in his movies.
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2:17AM on 06/04/2014
The Wachowski Bros haven't done anything since the Matrix. Everything they make bombs, stop throwing money at them.
The Wachowski Bros haven't done anything since the Matrix. Everything they make bombs, stop throwing money at them.
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1:47AM on 06/04/2014
Ick, bad news. This doesn't bode well for the film. I am still looking forward to it, with the hopes that it will be one of the Wachowski's better films, but I can't see it doing well now, not in a dead fall month. That's too bad, really.
Ick, bad news. This doesn't bode well for the film. I am still looking forward to it, with the hopes that it will be one of the Wachowski's better films, but I can't see it doing well now, not in a dead fall month. That's too bad, really.
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2:58AM on 06/04/2014
I'm sure you mean winter.
I'm sure you mean winter.
1:15AM on 06/04/2014
Should just postpone it to 2085, this movie looks even worse than the usual Wachowski productions. Kind of a shame though, was looking forward to a Razzie sweep next year.
Should just postpone it to 2085, this movie looks even worse than the usual Wachowski productions. Kind of a shame though, was looking forward to a Razzie sweep next year.
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12:11AM on 06/04/2014
That doesn't bode well; I was looking forward to Evil Space Emperor Marius. It does look goofy and Tatum seems out of place as all heck, but on watching the trailer, I was thinking how amazing this would look in 3D.
That doesn't bode well; I was looking forward to Evil Space Emperor Marius. It does look goofy and Tatum seems out of place as all heck, but on watching the trailer, I was thinking how amazing this would look in 3D.
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11:53PM on 06/03/2014
That sucks , man. February is like the Friday nights of TV shows.
That sucks , man. February is like the Friday nights of TV shows.
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12:41AM on 06/04/2014
Rushmore was released in February, though yeah kiss of death....
Rushmore was released in February, though yeah kiss of death....
11:52PM on 06/03/2014
This is just awful business wise. With its big budget, and limited potential in the month of February, this film will tank very hard. At least a July meant a better chance for a much needed bigger opening.
This is just awful business wise. With its big budget, and limited potential in the month of February, this film will tank very hard. At least a July meant a better chance for a much needed bigger opening.
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11:51PM on 06/03/2014
Not really surprised. I've liked all their movies to an extent, and though this one looked young adultish, I was hoping that it was just the advertising. Hope it pulls out. As for it going straight to DVD? That's completely retarded. The makers of the matrix and star of jump streets magic mike etc and a side of Mia has some pull.
Not really surprised. I've liked all their movies to an extent, and though this one looked young adultish, I was hoping that it was just the advertising. Hope it pulls out. As for it going straight to DVD? That's completely retarded. The makers of the matrix and star of jump streets magic mike etc and a side of Mia has some pull.
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11:03PM on 06/03/2014

Truthfully.......

I don't think that this movie is good at all. The premise would've been done better on a really small scale -(just like the first Matrix in a way)- but I feel for all parties involved except for the Wachowski's. Sometimes stuff that sounds good on paper can't be translated as well to the silver screen. I had no interest in seeing this movie, the premise and the characters look halfbaked to day the least.
I don't think that this movie is good at all. The premise would've been done better on a really small scale -(just like the first Matrix in a way)- but I feel for all parties involved except for the Wachowski's. Sometimes stuff that sounds good on paper can't be translated as well to the silver screen. I had no interest in seeing this movie, the premise and the characters look halfbaked to day the least.
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11:02PM on 06/03/2014
First thing I thought of was related to the terrible returns of Transcendence. Not wanting another sci-fi movie to bomb
First thing I thought of was related to the terrible returns of Transcendence. Not wanting another sci-fi movie to bomb
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10:48PM on 06/03/2014

Peace offering...

Also could be "piece" offering. Mila!
Also could be "piece" offering. Mila!
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10:46PM on 06/03/2014
Looked like shit anyway
Looked like shit anyway
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7:22AM on 06/04/2014
This man speaks the truth.
This man speaks the truth.
10:27PM on 06/03/2014
Bad tracking, I'm sure. This is a Redbox for me, so i don't mind when it comes out.
Bad tracking, I'm sure. This is a Redbox for me, so i don't mind when it comes out.
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10:11PM on 06/03/2014
It would have flopped big time in July to be honest and I think WB needed more time to know how to market this then just saying it's by the guys who made The Matrix sequels ,because that hasnt helped them as of late
It would have flopped big time in July to be honest and I think WB needed more time to know how to market this then just saying it's by the guys who made The Matrix sequels ,because that hasnt helped them as of late
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12:50AM on 06/04/2014
This movie will probably be amazing and catch people off guard, but middle of july and the type of movie it is, it would probably flop yes
This movie will probably be amazing and catch people off guard, but middle of july and the type of movie it is, it would probably flop yes
9:52PM on 06/03/2014
I have no problem waiting an extra couple of months for this. The summer is already overstuffed as is, and probably would do better in a different month with less competition.
I have no problem waiting an extra couple of months for this. The summer is already overstuffed as is, and probably would do better in a different month with less competition.
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9:48PM on 06/03/2014
According to sources, they're not done editing yet.
According to sources, they're not done editing yet.
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9:46PM on 06/03/2014

I think it is smart.....

Forget the fact that it might have been because the movie isn't 100% ready and it's stupid to rush out a film with flaws when it needs to make $300 - $400 million.....This summer is absolutely overloaded with big action sci-fi movies, and I haven't heard ANYONE talking about even knowing this movie was coming out. Better to release it during the dead season when it can get some traction than take a chance on it getting lost with higher profile films.

I still have no interest in seeing it,
Forget the fact that it might have been because the movie isn't 100% ready and it's stupid to rush out a film with flaws when it needs to make $300 - $400 million.....This summer is absolutely overloaded with big action sci-fi movies, and I haven't heard ANYONE talking about even knowing this movie was coming out. Better to release it during the dead season when it can get some traction than take a chance on it getting lost with higher profile films.

I still have no interest in seeing it, but at least they're being smart instead of thumping their chest (like the Batman v Superman / Captain America 3 silliness).
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9:38PM on 06/03/2014
i believe this will eventually go direct to video. They are going to cut their loses and write it off. Doesn't make sense to waste a nickel more on this one.
i believe this will eventually go direct to video. They are going to cut their loses and write it off. Doesn't make sense to waste a nickel more on this one.
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11:58PM on 06/03/2014
Absolutely ridiculous. A budget of $100 mill plus starring Channing Tatum by the makers of the matrix. Do you watch movies? Do you understand how the biz works? This movie could very well be terrible and could bomb (and honestly, neither would shock me), but the directors, the star, the hottie, the cgi, the 3d, and I think even the IMAX will pull in at least 30mill or so. That's not even counting international grosses, and id bet it can make a least a solid $80 mill international. I don't
Absolutely ridiculous. A budget of $100 mill plus starring Channing Tatum by the makers of the matrix. Do you watch movies? Do you understand how the biz works? This movie could very well be terrible and could bomb (and honestly, neither would shock me), but the directors, the star, the hottie, the cgi, the 3d, and I think even the IMAX will pull in at least 30mill or so. That's not even counting international grosses, and id bet it can make a least a solid $80 mill international. I don't know the films exact budget, but after all that they won't have lost that much money as RELEASING IT STRAIGHT TO VIDEO. Bro are you 12? Say what u want ab his quality but ppl are gonna go see a 3d scifi IMAX movie starring "hottie" Channing Tatum, and everything CT has touched the past few years has been gold. I take it you haven't been outside your suburban/rural area much.
12:31AM on 06/04/2014
80 million?Highly doubt it. How much do you think it will cost to market? It would cost a bare minimum of 50 milion. For what? To maybe make 80? And as bad as this movie looks, thats a highly doubtful maybe. Just the trailer alone screams scathingly bad reviews,
80 million?Highly doubt it. How much do you think it will cost to market? It would cost a bare minimum of 50 milion. For what? To maybe make 80? And as bad as this movie looks, thats a highly doubtful maybe. Just the trailer alone screams scathingly bad reviews,
12:49AM on 06/04/2014
rp2011, you must be new to watching movies.
rp2011, you must be new to watching movies.
2:54AM on 06/04/2014
What about this looks bad?? Great action, interesting story, sick cgi!! I don't get the negativity at all...
What about this looks bad?? Great action, interesting story, sick cgi!! I don't get the negativity at all...
9:30PM on 06/03/2014
This might have been a not-so-bad move on WB's part. There was no way this was going to make money in the middle of July.
This might have been a not-so-bad move on WB's part. There was no way this was going to make money in the middle of July.
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9:22PM on 06/03/2014
This sucks. I''ve been looking forward to this movie for a while.
This sucks. I''ve been looking forward to this movie for a while.
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10:57PM on 06/03/2014
I guess I was the only person in America that wanted to see this.
I guess I was the only person in America that wanted to see this.
12:00AM on 06/04/2014
Eh. I am not sure if I can say I was looking forward to seeing it, but I was keeping it on my radar. I've yet to see a WACH film that had no value.
Eh. I am not sure if I can say I was looking forward to seeing it, but I was keeping it on my radar. I've yet to see a WACH film that had no value.
2:52AM on 06/04/2014
This movie looks sick!! I couldn't wait to see it! This is a weird ass move, like they hit the panic button. Plus the month they moved it too, what's up with that?? This screams lack of confidence, I'll still be there opening weekend though.
This movie looks sick!! I couldn't wait to see it! This is a weird ass move, like they hit the panic button. Plus the month they moved it too, what's up with that?? This screams lack of confidence, I'll still be there opening weekend though.
3:04AM on 06/04/2014
I'm glad to see you are on my side. The Wachowski's always push the envelope and I to will be there day one.
I'm glad to see you are on my side. The Wachowski's always push the envelope and I to will be there day one.
9:21PM on 06/03/2014
Move to February of next year? Not a good sign.
Move to February of next year? Not a good sign.
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