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Must Watch: Wachowskis' New Sci-Fi 'Jupiter Ascending' First Trailer

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December 9, 2013
Source: YouTube, Apple

Jupiter Ascending Trailer

"Your Earth is a very small part of a very large industry." Holy shit. Drop everything now and watch this. The next movie from the Wachowskis is an epic sci-fi space opera called Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, plus Sean Bean being badass as always. The first trailer has arrived, as the film was shot this year and will be released in the thick of next summer. It looks big, bold, epic and potentially like a mess, but I am a huge Wachowskis fan and apologist, and this plays right to me. I believe we're in for something very special and those of us who can see it should pick up on it in the trailer. Enjoy!

Here's the first trailer for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, direct from WB's YouTube + Apple:

Jupiter Ascending is written and directed by filmmaker siblings Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, the duo behind Bound, the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas just last year. Official synopsis: In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign. The cast includes Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, James D'Arcy and Doona Bae. Warner Bros will open Jupiter Ascending in theaters starting July 18th, 2014 next summer. Excited now?

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  • lewinston
    Hang on to your hand-bags ladies... Channing Tate-yum is a space elf.
    • VAharleywitch
      Had to laugh at your summary.... since it's fairly accurate. Least it won't be too hard on the eyes to watch...
  • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
    Looks awesome! I'm totally on board to see this!!
  • OfficialJab
    What was happening?
    • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
      Awesomeness, that's what!
      • OfficialJab
        That remains to be seen. I just know that without a synopsis I wouldn't know what the heck this movie is about, just that it's flashy.
        • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
          Here's the synopsis: "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."
          • OfficialJab
            I know what it was about, what I'm saying is that the preview doesn't clearly communicate what it's about. I just remembered how much I hate the name Caine though.
  • Chiroptera Exsanguination
    I'll watch it
  • doasis23
    Spoiler: Sean Bean dies
    • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
      LOL! He probably does.
    • TheOct8pus
      Nooo!! I can't re-live his death again! It's like "The Fellowship of The Ring" all over again!!
  • Buzzfunk
    Looks like a video game. Meh
  • conradthegreat
    Mila Kunis for the guys, Channing Tatum for the girls and a bad ass, next gen sci-fi epic from the Wachowski's that I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT TO SEE IN ALL IT'S GLORY!!!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Like the look of this, will keep an eye oot! Loved the landscapes
  • Nathan D
    I was frowning after watching this. I like the Wachowski's a lot as well. This left me somewhat disinterested. I'll keep my hopes up, maybe another trailer will get me excited for it.
  • Neuromancer
    I'm willing to give the Wachowskis as many chances as they're willing to take to blow me away like they did with The Matrix. Perhaps it's with this or perhaps it's not, but I'm here for the long haul.
  • redtie
    I was hoping the trailer would state "From the creators of 'The Matrix,'" not 'The Maxtrix Trilogy.'
  • Franklin Carpio
    I almost didn't recognized Channing, and I have to say that I think I underestimated his acting.
    • OfficialJab
      Everyone did, including me. We all saw him years ago and thought 'stupid meathead' but nope, he's turned out to be downright great.
    • avconsumer2
      He really does seem good. I think lots of folks confuse his typecasting & a lot of the direction with his acting. I imagine his ravenous female following also spurns some negative opinions among the jealous types.
  • Ron
    Hmmm...not sure. Anybody getting a John Carter-vibe?
    • grimjob
      Not at all, sorry.
    • Brian Sleider
      I am getting "generic Space sci-fi" vibe.
  • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
    I'm wondering if Geof Darrow and/or Steve Skroce helped with story boards for this new movie. Love to see those story boards!
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
      That'd be great, Geof Darrow's Matrix drawings are crazy. They seemed to shape the film and actually made it a lot more interesting.
      • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
        I remember loving to see those concepts and drawings! It'll be interesting to me to see.
  • PARANAM
    So Tatum is the Morpheus in this story. Kunis is the neo NEO and Bean is Agent Smith. The Matix all over again. There no more stories to tell, othet than rehashes.
    • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
      Uh, no. But this is the Internet, so everyone knows everything already before even seeing it...
      • PARANAM
        Well, i can pretty much predict the story beats and the outcome.
        • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
          You can assume them. Give it a chance, bro.
          • PARANAM
            Every time i get over myself and go to the theatre against better judgement.
    • Chris Groves
      Except Bean seemed like he was an ally with Tatum, unlike Agent Smith. Tatum and Kunis seem like they'll fall in love, and that it isn't a 'mentor and apprentice' scenario like Morpheus and Neo. If anything, you could say that the Tatum-Kunis dynamic is more of a reversal of the Trinity-Neo dynamic in the first film, but still clearly not the same thing. Move along, sir.
  • jin choung
    interesting, it seems like the plot of an iain m. banks culture novel.
  • me
    anyone knows if this was shot in 3d, or if it was post converted
    • VAharleywitch
      No idea, but given their love of visuals, I'd hope it was natively filmed in 3D, or known up-front it was gonna be converted to allow for proper lighting & depth-placement.
  • Xerxexx
    I may be one of the few fans of the Matrix Trilogy...this project looks to be pretty decent.
    • http://www.excaliburccg.com/ Chris Hunter
      I'm still a fan of the Matrix Trilogy as well. Still good stuff.
      • Xerxexx
        Good man.
  • http://www.jimmylove.com/ Jimmy Love
    I was good until c tates! But hey he made a funny right!
  • Zade_92
    oh my god yes! I love that this trailer just came out all of the sudden, made my week!
  • DAVIDPD
    Yeah buddy! They might just know what they are doing.
  • Nielsen700
    Kunis only has one line in the trailer, and she seems to be the film's protagonist. Weird.
    • Chris Groves
      Seemed pretty clear to me that it will be a 50/50 kind of scenario. I don't really see Sarah Connor as the protagonist of the first Terminator film. Kyle Reese is the one protecting her, who handles the vast majority of the decisions and actions, and it is through him that she sort of develops into a stronger character. Could be something similar going on here.
  • grimjob
    I'm interested. Just a shame though, Sean Bean will probably die.
    • James Alexander Peters
      That's a given. I'm pretty sure that when Sean Bean gets a script, he just skips to the end to see what his death scene is gonna be.
      • grimjob
        Haha! Nice. I hope that's true.
  • Brian Sleider
    This looks like one of 100 space drama's nothing original will wait for redbox.
  • Wafffles
    Those ears...could actually be decent, who knows, but those ears...
  • Nick Henderson
    Kunis and tatam ruined it. It looked good with Sean bean. Until the two actors with no acting chops showed up. BLEH.
  • Trey Wilson
    FUCK!!!! I just got a stiffy! Awesome sauce!
  • Armitall
    Just the premise sounds like a cliche, not to mention the trailer, which looks good, but the moment he said your majesty I was out. Hospital scene when he conveniently saves her, was supposed to show the chemistry between the two, but it just wasn't there. I don't know. Hope I am wrong.
  • Have Hope
    THAT'S a trailer
  • dawko
    So far I liked all the movies from Wachowski's....looking forward to this as well :)
    • TheOct8pus
      Even Speed Racer?
      • dawko
        It was goofy...but it was filmed pretty well, which was no surprise. You can't question directing skills of Wachowski's after watching The Matrix trilogy.
        • James Alexander Peters
          Speed Racer requires you to accept their adaptation of a goofy cartoon. Once you do that, you get awesome performances and dialogue such as John Goodmans great delivery, and ridiculously cool stylized racing. Its extremely unique, and if you can accept the style, its fantastic.
  • Nobody likes The Truth
    I don't get why this is a "holy shit" must watch. And anytime I see Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in the cast it automatically puts a bad taste in my mouth. I wish they would stop casting these talentless high school popularity contest winners when there are incredible actors out there that could do a far better job. They really think people are going to run to the theatre just because those two hacks are in the movie? I'll treat this one like After Earth, just keep walking.
    • TheOct8pus
      I agree about the casting....so sick of "90210" type actors...
  • EmagSamurai
    This hits all the right buttons for me, but I'm hesitant. The Matrix is my all-time favorite movie, and I even liked Reloaded and Revolutions. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis haven't made a film I've enjoyed since. So I have my doubts. BTW, ........" those of us who can see it should pick up on it in the trailer" is a bit pretentious. Just because someone may not like a Wachowski film doesn't make us blind to a good movie. Maybe we just have different tastes.
  • avconsumer2
    Nice! Skeptically optimistic.
  • Ksmash
    Looks awesome! The cast is not full of favorites, but the Wachowskis' are magicians and I have faith they will pull the best out of Kunis and Tatum. I love to be surprised.
  • greengrass
    This looks like a futuristic "Snow White"
  • Chris Groves
    I felt that Cloud Atlas was really an under-appreciated, unique film, very much like The Fountain. This looks like a pretty awesome time at the movies, sort of 'big action sci-fi' and borderline sci-fi/fantasy as opposed to something extremely grounded in realism.
  • Michael Erdman
    It "looks" very impressive but as we've seen in many movies before, looks aren't everything. You need a great script and some decent acting if you're going to go for more than just eye candy. I'm doubtful about this one.
  • Peter Grey
    Scope looks incredible.
  • James Alexander Peters
    Ever start watching a trailer and get really excited... and then see Channing Tatum is starring in it and have your excitement replaced with repulsion? I loved Cloud Atlas, but Tatum is the male counterpart to Kirsten Stewart.
    • VAharleywitch
      Although I've yet to see him with perpetual (male equivalent of) "bitch-face" like Stewart has.
  • James Alexander Peters
    Channing Tatum has shown promise in what role? Everything I've seen him in has hosted the same vacant expression and wooden recitation of dialogue. Even in The Eagle, playing a Roman, he doesn't vary in expression or delivery. Watch the trailer and I'll give you a dollar if you can spot some acting. He is just as boring to watch as Kirsten Stewart except for his looks. If he was of average attractiveness, he wouldn't get a single role the rest of his life. Keep in mind also that if an actor is funny in a comedy, such as 21 Jump Street, its because of the writers, not the actors. Unless someone is specifically a comedian, they probably don't add more than 5% of their own flare to a comedic role. Anyway, after this is out, it'll be immediately forgotten unless his horribleness is much less central to the plot than the trailer suggests. Which sucks, because the Wachowskis could have really done some cool refreshing stuff with SciFi.
    • VAharleywitch
      And Keanu in "Matrix" is that much more effective? Not sayin' Tatum is a great actor, but he's solid in what he's asked to do. And the more physical the role, the better. As for Mila... I find her to be rather "blah", possibly more so than CT.
  • Nash
    This has the wright amount of what-the-fuck-ness to get my attention.
  • http://www.roamandthink.com/ Quanah
    I can't quite my finger on what's missing in this trailer. Feels like a lot is crammed into a short time frame, but more importantly, I really don't feel grabbed yet. I'm hoping for another trailer soon mixed up a little different, but in the end it's the complete finished project that counts. We'll see. Doesn't look terrible, just a bit uninspired. I'm hoping for the best.
  • Uncontainable Spirit
    I wonder what black woman they stole this from.
  • cobrazombie
    Not liking the choice of leads. Sean Bean is always good though... for as long as his character lasts.
  • http://lacuria.com/ Carlos Subero
    Terrible cast except for Sean Bean... I dont know about this, specially after Cloud Atlas...
  • Such heroic nonsense
    I'd watch anything with Mila Kunis just for a mere hope that she gets naked or a possible wardrobe malfunction.
  • Scott
    Can they just do The Matrix 4 and get on with it.
  • Brian
    As soon as I saw Channing Tatum I completely lost interest.
  • Airton Marques
    Sean Bean dies in the movie

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