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The Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING starring Mila Kunis & Channing Tatum gets a release date.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 9:32 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


The Wachowski Siblings, Lana and Andy, have struggled to recreate the financial success they found with the Matrix trilogy, even though those who gave Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas a chance (so me and 4 other people) walked away extremely satisfied. Cloud Atlas, a $100 million production made just $121 million worldwide.

But because the Matrix name still means a lot to Warner Bros., the Wachowskis are moving full speed ahead on their next big project, Jupiter Ascending, a futuristic drama set in a future world where humans have become the lowest species on the intergalactic totem pole. With Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum on board to star and an easy-to-embrace premise (unlike Cloud Atlas), Jupiter Ascending has a ton of potential, and Warner Bros. has now shown a huge sign of faith in it. According to an update at Box Office Mojo, Jupiter Ascending has set a July 25, 2014 release date, putting it right in the thick of the hugely competitive summer movie season.

The late-July slot is a typically huge one for Warner Bros., which has debuted The Dark Knight Rises (July 20), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15), The Dark Knight (July 18) and Inception (July 16) all around the same time. Of course, Jupiter will have some stiff competition though — Fox is premiering X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18 next year, and the Wachowskis film will be opening directly against Hercules starting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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    • The Wachowksi's are going to use my original Idea, "Continuous Bullet-Time filming". šŸ˜€ In Jupiter Acending, Uranus Rising. The Epic Journey from the bottom to the top.

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