I have no idea what to expect when it comes to the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending. Since I do my best not to watch trailers, only skim them for images such as the one above, I can only judge this thing from what I’ve seen, not heard, and it looks like they threw the whole pot of sci-fi pasta at the screen just to see what would stick. As with anything Wachowski, I expect it to be different, but will it be any good?
The plot centers on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) who is tracked down by Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, because her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (Les MisÃ©rables), Douglas Booth (Noah), Tuppence Middleton (TV’s “The Lady Vanishes”), Doona Bae (Cloud Atlas), James D’Arcy (Hitchcock) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Alice in Wonderland) co-star.
The film is set for release on July 25 and it looks like one hell of a wild ride, one I’m hoping really elevates the Wachowskis back to the pop culture statues they enjoyed after The Matrix.
Watch a new international trailer below.