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JUPITER ASCENDING Delayed Until February 6, 2015

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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In a bit of strange release date news, Warner Bros. has pushed the Wachowski Siblings’ sci-fi adventure epic Jupiter Ascending from its planned July 18, 2014 release date back to February 6, 2015. The summer weekend only had Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape, and Wish I Was Here slated as its opening weekend competition. The early 2015 spot, oddly enough, has the Johnny Depp-starring action-comedy Mortdecai, the Liam Neeson actioner Run All Night, and the fantasy film Seventh Son already set to open that weekend. One could argue that the new release date is actually more competitive than the current one, so why the move?

From WB themselves comes word that they have moved the Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis film Jupiter Ascending to February 6, 2015. There’s no official reason for the move at this moment, so let the speculation begin! After the dismal box office returns of their last film, Cloud Atlas, perhaps they’re simply trying to bury the new one? If that were the case, it would make more sense for them to delay it indefinitely. Maybe it’s a matter of post-production work on visual effects or some other sort of technical reason. THR reports that more work is needed on the film’s special effects, so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed that this is the only reason for the delay.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Jupiter Ascending:

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.

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