Well. No one can say the Wachowski's do not dream big when it comes to filmmaking. The first trailer for their upcoming space opera Jupiter Ascending
arrived today and it is every bit as ambitious as you would expect from the pair of filmmakers. Channing Tatum jumps around with pixie ears and Mila Kunis is drawn into an intergalactic power struggle.
Jupiter Jones (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 (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.
Whether audiences will embrace their vision and pack it in at the cinemas this July is another question. The science fiction space opera has struggled of late to find a footing in North America (see John Carter and Cloud Atlas). If it did not come in comic book form prior to hitting the silver screen then no one seems to bite. Whereas in the foreign market they fare a lot better. To its credit it has cast two hotties in Kunis and Tatum. And even better for Jupiter is Tatum's 22 Jump Street bows the month before and if that is a success perhaps that audience will want more 'Channing all over their Tatum' and carry over into July when Jupiter bows on July 25th.
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