The Wachowski siblings are back with another full on sci-fi action film, Jupiter Ascending. The story of a Russian immigrant working in America as a lowly janitor who has a destiny much larger than she could possibly imagine.
The Wachowski’s first directorial piece was 1996’s Bound. After that they came back with The Matrix and its two sequels. Although their last film, Cloud Atlas, had strong sci-fi elements, Jupiter Ascending has been previously described as The Matrix crossed with Star Wars.
I’m excited by what I see and cannot wait to see more.
Jupiter Ascending opens in the US and UK on 25th July in 3D.
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting 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 (Channing 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.