We finally have the first trailer from Jupiter Ascending, opening July 25th, 2014. It stars Channing Tatum (AKA C-Tates) as a wolf-human hybrid “half-albino” intergalactic bounty hunter who is supposed to kill Earthling janitor Mila Kunis for having the same DNA as the Queen of the Universe. But this wolf-human hybrid goes all lone wolf and opts to protect her instead. Re-read this paragraph as many times as you need to, but it won’t make any more sense.
It’s the first fully original story from the Wachowski’s since The Matrix trilogy — V for Vendetta, Speed Racer and last year’s Cloud Atlas were all adaptations in one form or another. So Jupiter Ascending, which Lana Wachowski has described as “a science-fiction space opera,” will be a test of whether or not the pair can return to form (big ideas, cool effects, etc.). [WIRED]
Channing Tatum as a wolfman in space is definitely a big idea. I’ll give them that.
Jupiter Ascending co-stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Tuppence Middleton, and Doona Bae. Those are the names of actual human beings. Yes, even “Tuppence Middleton”. We’ve heard she can’t occupy the same space as Benedict Cumberbatch or they’ll melt into a puddle of Englishness like Ron Silver in Timecop.