You’ve got to hand it to the Wachowski siblings – whether you like (or understand) their films they repeatedly put things on screen the likes of which we’ve never seen before. But, at the cost of losing the audience, do they go too far? Perhaps but they’ve amassed a very loyal following even if their work hasn’t really moved the mercury for general audiences since the first Matrix film.
In their next sci-fi, let’s call it an “experiment”, the duo look to either further engage or alienate viewers with another grand vision of the future. So far, many aspects of this production (casting, visuals, et al) don’t look like a good fit but again trailers, even this international one (which tend to show more footage than the stateside ones), tend to take things out of context. Things seem half-baked but, per usual, we’re hoping the duo rises to meet our expectations. Enjoy the international trailer for Jupiter Ascending!
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.
Jupiter Ascending also stars Channing Tatum and sports a supporting cast including Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, even Doona Bae and James D’Arcy who starred in the Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas. Warner Bros. has slated Jupiter Ascending for release this Summer on July 18th, 2014.