When we last heard about Andy and Lana Wachowski’s latest film, ‘Jupiter Ascending’, we learned that the lead roles would be given to Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. Other than that, we were pretty much in the dark to the rest of the details. Aside from knowing that the filmmaking siblings were returning to the science fiction genre with this project, nothing was revealed about the plot. Well, now that production has started, it seems like we finally have more information to go off of.
According to Collider, the film follows Jupiter Jones (played by Kunis), who is a “recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe”. Tatum will play a “genetically engineered ex-military hunter” who is tasked with finding our royal protagonist. Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
Jupiter Jones (Mila 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 toilets 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.
In addition to that information, the report also includes the first photos from the set. The costumes in the first two pictures remind me of the clothes that they wear in the futuristic world of Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes’ ‘Demolition Man’, except with a more Asian influence. As for the third photo, one could assume that these actors will be wearing a mask or prosthetics of some kind for the areas of their heads that aren’t blacked out. You can see all three pics in the gallery below:
Finally, The Sun has discovered that the crew has shot some “pivotal action scenes” at London’s Natural History Museum. Their sources say that the two stars were shooting the climax of a chase scene inside the museum that involved a skate ramp “built over the top of the huge dinosaur in the foyer”. I’m not really sure what to make of that description of the scene really, but apparently that’s what happened. I’m picturing Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis on hoverboards now for some reason. I would be imagining regular skateboards, but this is a sci-fi film, so they’re obviously going to be hoverboards. Duh-doy.
What do you think of our first look at the Wachowski Siblings’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’? Does the synopsis sound titillating to you? Are you as intrigued by the costumes I am? Let us know in the usual spot.