It's all black and white in these first set pics for the Wachowski Siblings' JUPITER ASCENDING

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We haven’t heard all that much about Jupiter Ascending, the next sci-fi epic from the Wachowski Siblings. And while this film may not be as ambitious as their soul-jumping, vast time spanning Cloud Atlas, it does star Mila Kunis as a Russian janitor who may be the Queen of the Universe and Channing Tatum as the outer space super soldier who must find her. So there.

We still don’t know what Queen or soldier will look like, but thanks to these new set pics, we can at least get a glimpse of some of the film’s other characters.

The film is currently shooting in London where these set pics were grabbed (via Contact MusicZimbio, and Jupiter Ascending Movie News). They show off a selection of the film’s extras dressed in costume, some in white frocks and makeup that appear to be inspired by Victorian era fashion by way of 1980’s music videos. Another pic also shows a trio of actors garbed in black from head, or more accurately, nose to toe. I would assume that their final costumes would also include some kind of mask/helmet to go with their black face makeup.

Also revealed, is a notice indicating that the film will be shooting scenes inside London’s Museum of National History. According to one of The Sun newspaper’s sources, “a skate ramp has been built over the top of the huge dinosaur in the foyer for a climax chase scene.”

Now, up until most recently, I had never really been much of a fan of Channing Tatum, but I swear that if this movie has him ramping a dinosaur on a skateboard, I’ll even forgive him for making that crap Fighting movie.

Here’s the film’s official 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.

Last Updated: May 15, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

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