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

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May 31, 2012
Source: Vulture

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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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Reader Feedback - 29 Comments

1

Sooo... Snow White then?

Alehkhs on May 31, 2012

2

hahaha.

Xerxexx on May 31, 2012

3

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...

JM on May 31, 2012

4

 Yeah, I don't have a problem with it. It was just fun to notice.

Alehkhs on May 31, 2012

5

 I see what you did there... ;D

LosZombies on Jun 1, 2012

6

Sounds like it. 🙂

Jed Tylman on Jun 1, 2012

7

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

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 1, 2012

8

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.

Xerxexx on May 31, 2012

9

You are one of many that liked Speed Racer. Me and dozens of friends are bat shit in love with it

Lane on May 31, 2012

10

I was totally thinking snow white too... 

ryan on May 31, 2012

11

I enjoyed Speed Racer too :/

Chris Amaya on May 31, 2012

12

Yaaawn. Honestly, the Wachowski brothers should just stop. Speed Racer was atrocious. Absolutely terrible. 

Kyle Robinson on May 31, 2012

13

Yes, it's Snow White in space! But it should be better than Santa Claus goes to Mars. Ha ha!

TheTruth on May 31, 2012

14

...And then the Russian girl finds out she actually is in an alternate reality, and computers are using their energy to...

Quanah on May 31, 2012

15

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.

Oblique on May 31, 2012

16

Nothing to do with release date or Iron Man.

Mystery Guest on Jun 1, 2012

17

Speed Racer was dope. This story sounds okay enough, would be good to see them get something out.

Crapola on May 31, 2012

18

Revolution Or Catasteroph

Ehsan Davodi on May 31, 2012

19

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. 

Marc Mari on May 31, 2012

20

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

LosZombies on Jun 1, 2012

21

Keanu Reeves said it was happening but later admitted it was a joke.

tir na nog on Jun 1, 2012

23

WHY?!

LosZombies on Jun 1, 2012

24

Wishful thinking I would say.

tir na nog on Jun 2, 2012

25

Still think Bound is their best movie.

Loser on Jun 1, 2012

26

they don't make bad movies so im totally in

DoomCanoe on Jun 1, 2012

27

I am SOOOO glad I am not the only one that liked Speed Racer.

Lamar on Jun 1, 2012

28

What happened to their gay war movie?

Mystery Guest on Jun 1, 2012

29

 Lana....BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH

Anonymous on Jun 2, 2012

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