Production Begins On The Wachowskis' JUPITER ASCENDING; Plot Synopsis And Full Cast Unveiled

Warner Bros. has officially announced the start of production for The Wachowskis' upcoming sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending, which stars Mila Kunis (Oz: The Great And Powerful) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and has also revealed the full plot summary for the film.

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By Paul Romano - 4/15/2013


Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.

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.

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”).

Behind the scenes, “Jupiter Ascending” reunites the Wachowskis with their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on “Cloud Atlas.” They include Oscar®-winning cinematographer John Toll (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and hair and makeup designer Jeremy Woodhead. “Jupiter Ascending” will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films. Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar® winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.

The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time filming will move to Chicago for completion.

“Jupiter Ascending” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.










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Hellsing - 4/15/2013, 6:47 AM
This has the potential to be totally awesome or a piece of crap. I hope for the Watchowskis sake its a good movie
FrankieDedo - 4/15/2013, 6:49 AM
My god, the plot outline remember me a lot of Episode IV.
not sure if good or bad

The young, chosen one, unhappy young protagonist acknowledge that she has an huge inheritance and obviously she will fight her past...mmm...already heard somewhere huh? I am waiting for a vader-like mummy that says "we can do spring cleanings togheter in the galaxy, my daughter!"
I only hope that there's no chase scene, damn, two women chasing each other thru the space! Wonder all the devastation they could bring just driving in a coruscant-like planet!
ok i'm done with stupid cliches about women.
FrankieDedo - 4/15/2013, 6:51 AM
LOL she's working in a "poop accumulators farm" too, just like luke! hmmm...
P862010 - 4/15/2013, 6:54 AM
hey at least she isn't a hacker
reverendjonnynemo - 4/15/2013, 6:55 AM
LOL - they'd rather have Tatum referenced from Magic Mike than GI Joe... Rated G/ PG 13 is not a given for Jupiter Ascending, I guess...
thewonderer - 4/15/2013, 6:56 AM
Cloud atlas was awesome. Looking forward to this
126thst - 4/15/2013, 6:58 AM
I wonder who they stole this idea from?
SpectacularJoShFest - 4/15/2013, 7:08 AM
A transvestite and a pedo-looking bald guy...they're creepy as [frick].I did like The Matrix though...until they made the sequels. Haven't seen Cloud Atlas yet but...meh,whatever.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/15/2013, 7:18 AM
Sean Bean dies and hopefully Tatum does too, the first ten minutes or right after he does a Step Up dance routine to lure Kunis from the depths.
Ocelot - 4/15/2013, 7:23 AM
@InfiniteMonkey LOL, has sean bean ever made it out alive of any movie he's been in
Swiftsword777 - 4/15/2013, 7:26 AM
sounds like snow white and the huntsmen on roids
InfiniteMonkey - 4/15/2013, 7:26 AM
@Ocelot its a pity really. The bloke just keeps dying after effectively delivering anything emotional.
As for Tatum, emotional is far from his repertoire or anything of the sort.
His 15 minutes is up.
AskaniSon - 4/15/2013, 7:32 AM
Aw shit, Sean Bean? Guess we've got another role to add to his death toll lol.
Swiftsword777 - 4/15/2013, 7:43 AM
Can someone please tell me what was so bad about the matrix 2&3 because I enjoyed all of them...I did'nt get the memo,what did I miss?
ComicFan1134 - 4/15/2013, 7:47 AM
This Is The Same Tired Ol' BS They Always Use....YAWN.
Swiftsword777 - 4/15/2013, 7:52 AM
@monkeyballs3. Maybe i just need to rewatch because im clueless on this one..
Ocelot - 4/15/2013, 7:59 AM
@InfiniteMonkey LOL there was even a movie where he was killed by a bunch of cows, poor sean. "One does not simply let Sean Bean live"

@fettastic LOL he survives in a horror movie out of all places, you would have thought he would be nailed on to somehow die in that type movie.
P862010 - 4/15/2013, 8:05 AM
reloaded was on tv last night dont get the hate
Ocelot - 4/15/2013, 8:14 AM


Best scene in reloaded with out a shawdow of doubt
theHuch - 4/15/2013, 8:33 AM
Hey- Sean Bean's in this! SPOILER ALERT...He's going to DIE!
MarkV - 4/15/2013, 8:51 AM
Horrible casting for a sci-fi movie.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/15/2013, 10:40 AM
Y'know, Larry/Lana actually looks better as a woman. Which is very very sad for him/her. Shim?
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 4/15/2013, 10:58 AM
you just know they hired Sean Bean to play someone whom eventually dies. well at least he's best at dying in the business.
FOOM - 4/15/2013, 12:14 PM
'Jupiter Jones'? As in the Three Investigators? Somebody needs to alert the estate of Robert Arthur Jr quick.
pro346 - 4/15/2013, 1:54 PM
I'll take the matrix sequels over more generic mcu movies.....
Geektality - 4/15/2013, 3:06 PM
Why does Lena Wachowski think her hair looks good in pink dreadlocks? That hair is AWFUL!!
RexDartEskimoSpy - 4/15/2013, 6:45 PM
The crazy hair distracts from the faceular area.
Alfredo27 - 4/16/2013, 8:03 AM
Cloud Atlas was a shit movie that bordered on Rascism if you ask me. Its not ok for a white guy to paint himself black but you can have everyone make up as asians? The plot is dumb and you cant't connect or relate to any character, no actions, so by end you just hope everyone dies a painful death. It has no rewarding qualities and is overly long. 1 scene is midly funny and thats the best thing I can say for this movie.
reverendjonnynemo - 4/16/2013, 2:13 PM
@ Alfredo

sorry to nitpick... it's racism... what you spelled rhymes with fascism.

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