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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

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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". 😀 In Jupiter Acending, Uranus Rising. The Epic Journey from the bottom to the top.

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