What with it having been Phuza Thursday last night, I know this might be difficult and/or painful, but think back a few months to June, when we were just getting ready for a one-two punch of big budget space opera goodness. While the “two” portion of that sci-fi attack spectacle, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, delivered beyond reckoning, there was no “one” to set it up. That’s because just a little more than a month away from its July 18, 2014 release date, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending got pushed back a whopping 7 months to February 6, 2015 to apparently give the Wachowskis time to polish off the movie’s extensive visual effects.
Since then, we’ve heard pretty much nothing from Jupiter Ascending, but the folks at Warner Bros want to make sure we haven’t forgotten about it, as they’ve released a brand new trailer that is stuffed full of previously unseen footage that gives us our biggest taste of the movie’s proper space opera narrative. It also shows plenty of those newly rejiggered visual effects that are looking mindbogglingly good, through a number of amazing looking set pieces.
Also, alien Channing Tatum with Spock ears.
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 other people’s houses 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.
From the streets of Chicago to far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” is written and directed by the Wachowskis.
Well at least that answers the mystery of how Sean Bean is going to die this time.
Jupiter Ascending also stars Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith.
Last Updated: September 26, 2014