Plot Details Leaked for Andy & Lana Wachowski's 'Jupiter Ascending'?

May 31, 2012
Source: Vulture

Andy and Lana Wachowski

Imagine a world in which human beings as we are now are only the first stage in the eventual evolution of humankind. Vulture has a source that claims this is the basis for Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowski siblings' newest sci-fi venture. On Earth, a young female Russian immigrant scrubs toilets for a living, unaware that humanity is being watched from afar by more evolved humans on distant planets. She's also unaware that she possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe, threatening the Queen's immortal rule. When an assassin is sent to kill the girl, he ends up falling for her. More below!

That's not all, though. The more evolved humans in this film have been crossbred with various animals to heighten certain characteristics: soldiers getting strength and a pack mentality from wolves, workers gaining their work ethic from bees, etc. And when the assassin falls for the girl and decides to save her instead of kill her, the two must go on the run (naturally) as the Queen doesn't take kindly to betrayal. As previously reported, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum are attached to play the girl and the assassin, respectively.

Vulture also mentions that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is about to be offered a role, though they don't know what part he would play. Alex, Ethan and myself are three of the five people on the planet who enjoyed Speed Racer, but Jupiter Ascending sounds like a totally badass return to the Wachowskis that everyone remembers from The Matrix. Hopefully they can continue pushing the boundaries of technology in new ways (remember bullet time?), and give us another modern sci-fi classic in the process.

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  • Alehkhs
    Sooo... Snow White then?
    • Xerxexx
    • JM
      It really seems so, but as always there are few original stories, the most important thing is how you redo them. Shakespeare based most of his plays in previous works, but he did it with huge talent...
      • Alehkhs
         Yeah, I don't have a problem with it. It was just fun to notice.
    • LosZombies
       I see what you did there... ;D
    • Sounds like it. :-)
    • Ehsan Davodi
      Sweet Mention but " Matrix " had similar plot to " Dark City " too, But both stay on thier own feet. Speed Racer was cool but not Astonishing , Fascinating and Another Masterpiece as same as " Matrix " was
  • Xerxexx
    Its a been there done that...but what will they do with a story we have heard a thousand times before...I'm interested, the cast could be stronger but who knows there may be a surprise in Jupiter Ascending.
  • Lane
    You are one of many that liked Speed Racer. Me and dozens of friends are bat shit in love with it
  • ryan
    I was totally thinking snow white too... 
  • Chris Amaya
    I enjoyed Speed Racer too :/
  • Kyle Robinson
    Yaaawn. Honestly, the Wachowski brothers should just stop. Speed Racer was atrocious. Absolutely terrible. 
  • TheTruth
    Yes, it's Snow White in space! But it should be better than Santa Claus goes to Mars. Ha ha!
  • ...And then the Russian girl finds out she actually is in an alternate reality, and computers are using their energy to...
  • Oblique
    I also enjoyed Speed Racer and to this day think many other people would of too. But it was released at a bad time and too close to Iron Man, and that's why it was a bust. The movie itself was pretty good and that''s why I own it.
    • Mystery Guest
      Nothing to do with release date or Iron Man.
  • Speed Racer was dope. This story sounds okay enough, would be good to see them get something out.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Revolution Or Catasteroph
  • Marc Mari
    The world intrigues me, especially the cross-breeding part. I enjoyed Speed Racer a lot and I didn't even watch the cartoon.  Wonder what kind of weapons they'll have. 
  • LosZombies
    Sounds pretty badass. If its anything like The Matrix, then Im in. Speaking of The Matrix, werent the Wachowskis trying to develop two more Matrixes?...could have sworn I read that on  here somewhere... :l
  • Loser
    Still think Bound is their best movie.
  • DoomCanoe
    they don't make bad movies so im totally in
  • Lamar
    I am SOOOO glad I am not the only one that liked Speed Racer.
  • Mystery Guest
    What happened to their gay war movie?
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