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Osiris3657
03-27-12, 08:30 AM
Not much is known yet about Jupiter Ascending, but it's an original sci fi franchise that the Wachowskis are working on with Warner Bros.

Apparently Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis have been offered the lead roles.

Terrell
03-27-12, 05:44 PM
Ugh!! My interest tumbled. Tatum was the worst part of The Vow, but I'll give him credit for 21 Jump Street. He was pretty good. But I still don't think he has anywhere near the chops to lead a film like this. Kunis doesn't impress me either.

JumpCutz
03-27-12, 07:06 PM
Channing Tatum, the comic genius?

Solid Snake
03-27-12, 07:15 PM
Ugh!! My interest tumbled. Tatum was the worst part of The Vow, but I'll give him credit for 21 Jump Street. He was pretty good. But I still don't think he has anywhere near the chops to lead a film like this. Kunis doesn't impress me either.

Never seen Black Swan?

mndtrp
03-27-12, 07:18 PM
Can he be worse than Keanu as the lead man?

Terrell
03-27-12, 07:26 PM
Never seen Black Swan?

She was a lightweight in that film. Portman did all the heavy lifting.

Solid Snake
03-27-12, 07:50 PM
lightweight enough to win the Venice Film Festival's Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress

Tarantino
03-27-12, 10:13 PM
She was a lightweight in that film. Portman did all the heavy lifting.

Bullshit.

Groucho
03-27-12, 10:15 PM
More excited about Kunis than Channing or the Wachoswski siblings.

Troy Stiffler
03-27-12, 10:21 PM
Yea. Kunis is the only one who, um, "excites" me too.

My Other Self
03-27-12, 10:33 PM
Kunis has the chops to pull off a serious role but it's not like Carrie Ann Moss carried defined the role of Trinity in the Matrix trilogy. She has me most excited for this but after the clusterfuck that was Speed Racer, I'm not really jumping for anything the Wachowski's churn out.

bluetoast
03-27-12, 10:46 PM
Can he be worse than Keanu as the lead man?

Haha this line reminds me of Obi-Wan saying to Yoda "Was I any different when you taught me?"

I know nothing of the project, but Tatum seems cool.

Osiris3657
06-01-12, 02:17 PM
Plot Description:

A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.

These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.

Pretty soon, a bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady with the Great Pair of Nucloetides, but, as you’d expect with a MATRIX re-dux, they fall in love... And for having fallen for his target, the bounty hunter — who we hear will be played by Channing Tatum — well, let’s just say that things get messy after that, because his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.

islandclaws
06-01-12, 02:40 PM
Well, that certainly sounds... interesting.

gmanca
06-01-12, 02:46 PM
Sounds like another Snow White retelling. I guess this is their commercial film after doing the art film in Cloud Atlas.

Osiris3657
06-01-12, 06:23 PM
Maybe I've forgotten the story of Snow White, but that is not what I thought of when reading that synopsis.

Groucho
06-01-12, 08:29 PM
That plot is pretty pedestrian. Reminds me of The Sixth Element.

RocShemp
06-01-12, 08:37 PM
Sounds like another Snow White retelling. I guess this is their commercial film after doing the art film in Cloud Atlas.

Yup. A sci-fi Snow White is the first thing that came to my mind as well.

Osiris3657
02-06-13, 07:39 AM
Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean have joined the cast.

Cloud Atlas restored my faith in the Wachowskis, so I'm even more interested in this now.

PatD
02-06-13, 11:15 AM
I like the Wachowskis because they are a unique and distinct voice in mainstream cinema. I feel the same way about Kevin Smith. And in both cases, I'm amazed (and pleased) that any of them continue to get funding for their projects.

ScorseseLovesU
02-06-13, 11:18 AM
I don't mind Tatum, but the dude sure has a tendency to do the old valley boy mumbling bit.

Defiant1
02-06-13, 09:15 PM
Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean have joined the cast.

Cloud Atlas restored my faith in the Wachowskis, so I'm even more interested in this now.

I've got 45 minutes on the over/under for Sean Bean's character's death! :D

RocShemp
02-08-13, 08:29 AM
I've got 45 minutes on the over/under for Sean Bean's character's death! :D

Heck, why not have it happen during the opening scene? ;)

dex14
03-15-13, 09:40 AM
Warner Bothers has set Andy and Lana Wachowski’s new sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending to open July 25, 2014. Sean Bean, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, and Mila Kunis star in the WB-Village Roadshow co-production.

Supermallet
03-15-13, 11:17 AM
I'm far more excited for new Wachowskis than I am for new Malick at this point.

fumanstan
03-15-13, 11:31 AM
I'm in, I still really like the Wachowski's, as I enjoyed Cloud Atlas, thought Speed Racer shouldn't have bombed as it was actually a lot of fun, and thought the Matrix sequels didn't suck.

starseed1981
03-15-13, 01:38 PM
I've loved everything the Wachowskis have ever done, sans the abandoning of their main characters in The Matrix Revolutions, so I'm in. I wonder if there gonna make Kunis drop all that weight she just gained?

Jon2
03-15-13, 06:59 PM
Sounds like another Snow White retelling. I guess this is their commercial film after doing the art film in Cloud Atlas.

Sounds more like it was "inspired" by Colleen Doran's A Distant Soil... minus the gay/androgyny aspects.

Dr. DVD
03-15-13, 11:05 PM
Why are they giving Mila Kunis so many serious roles?

Solid Snake
03-16-13, 04:21 AM
Cuz they can?

Osiris3657
06-24-13, 10:33 PM
Channing was asked about Jupiter Ascending and his role in it during an interview about "White House Down"

"We are breaking ground on—I mean it’s a tough shoot. We’re doing stuff that’s never been done, inside the camera, in the CG world, and the physical stuff. There’s very little, if not no, digital stuntmen in the movie. All the stuff is really real and it’s been hard figuring it out because they don’t like doing anything that’s been done before."


“I’m a splice, splices are essentially built in a test tube. I’m a hybrid wolf and human. And half albino, so I’m a little defective.”

Per Collider (http://collider.com/jupiter-ascending-channing-tatum-spider-man-2-jamie-foxx/)

The Bus
06-25-13, 06:34 AM
This could be really inventive and awesome, like parts of <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, or it could be endlessly boring and bland, like other parts of <i>Cloud Atlas</i>.

dex14
12-09-13, 07:13 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9tWrq0YusyM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fumanstan
12-09-13, 07:22 PM
It looks cool to me so far. Although as with other Wachowski projects, these always seem to start off with me thinking about how ambitious they look. The end result doesn't always pan out.

RocShemp
12-09-13, 07:57 PM
I really like what I see.

Osiris3657
12-09-13, 08:46 PM
I laughed out loud when I got a good look at Tatum. His makeup and the prosthetic pieces look fucking ridiculous.

I'd still check it out though.

RichC2
12-09-13, 09:25 PM
They need somebody to reign the Wachowskis in. They have solid ideas and visual senses, but then they go way over the top with it.

Why So Blu?
12-09-13, 09:55 PM
Woah, that just went up to one of my "most want to see" list of 2014. Very fucking impressive!

kd5
12-09-13, 09:58 PM
I'm always in for a new sci-fi movie, this one looks promising.

Artman
12-09-13, 10:03 PM
They need somebody to reign the Wachowskis in. They have solid ideas and visual senses, but then they go way over the top with it.

Yeah, they're out in la-la land most of the time it seems...they probably thought the eye-liner on Tatum looked great. That's unfortunate because this is certainly an interesting and ambitious premise, but the tone is just too "out there" to pick up any traction. I'm not even sure I'm interested.

GreenVulture
12-10-13, 12:09 AM
Wow, that looks very generic. Maybe an expanded trailer will turn me around, but based on the footage presented, this looks like something you'd watch in the theaters, enjoy (or not), and then promptly forget about it a couple of days later.

I watched the trailer 15 minutes ago and am already having trouble recalling much of anything from it. The slow post-Matrix slide of the Wachowskis' career seems to continue. :(

Why So Blu?
12-10-13, 01:23 AM
I think it looks fine. In this day and age where Speed Racer is finally getting the props it deserves for being a cool little flick - Jupiter Ascending looks to be their most ambitious project since The Matrix Trilogy. It's only been 10 years since the last Matrix flick was out. Everything in between has been an adaptation of something. Really looking forward to this. It looks like Final Fantasy or some shit.


:rock2::johnwoo::dance:

Chadm
12-10-13, 05:05 AM
Mila Kunis isn't a good dramatic actor.

RichC2
12-10-13, 08:19 AM
I don't think it looks as ambitious as Cloud Atlas, which would have worked better without the need to layer make-up on all the actors. Similarly, this looks like cheese, but could be fun. However, the mascara on elf Tatum is cringe inducing.

Timber
12-10-13, 09:04 AM
The Wachowskis name means nothing to me at this point. In fact I'm more likely to avoid a film by them then I am to see one. I'm pretty certain I'll skip this one.

DaveyJoe
12-10-13, 09:11 AM
I think it looks good, I didn't even notice the eye-liner on Tatum, I think you guys are blowing it out of proportion.

starseed1981
12-10-13, 09:13 AM
I'm a huge fan of the Wachowski's so I'm down for this day one. I thought it was a solid teaser trailer. Plus, they'll filmed alot right outside my loft so I'm hoping the outside of my building makes it in a scene or two.

valkyrie
12-10-13, 09:35 AM
Ugh...not sure they could have picked worse actors for this one (except for Sean Bean, he's cool). This is how I felt after seeing the trailer:

From the men....er....man and woman who brought you Speed Racer comes an galactic adventure with the guy who played a 30 year old high schooler in 21 jump street and the other girl (you know, not Natalie Portman) from Black Swan. Okay, well just watch it cause it'll have cool special effects and Ned Stark.

DaveyJoe
12-10-13, 09:41 AM
Tatum was funny in 21 Jump Street and solid in the Soderbergh flicks. Did you watch 21 Jump Street? You know he was playing a cop going undercover and part of the joke was that he looked way too old. Kunis was very good in Black Swan.

Groucho
12-10-13, 09:44 AM
Looks like I'm in the minority on this one: I think it looks terrible.

RichC2
12-10-13, 09:55 AM
Ugh...not sure they could have picked worse actors for this one (except for Sean Bean, he's cool). This is how I felt after seeing the trailer:

From the men....er....man and woman who brought you Speed Racer comes an galactic adventure with the guy who played a 30 year old high schooler in 21 jump street and the other girl (you know, not Natalie Portman) from Black Swan. Okay, well just watch it cause it'll have cool special effects and Ned Stark.

Yea, he did play a 30 year old cop who goes to high school and gets called out for being 30. And I didn't know Winona Ryder was in this.

Solid Snake
12-10-13, 11:50 AM
Aside from how ridiculous Tatum looks... I dug the trailer.

Troy Stiffler
12-10-13, 12:30 PM
Anyone remember how epic The Matrix trailer was?

I think they'll deliver a visceral sci-fi action film. I will have to get over that Wachowski style dialogue.

Supermallet
12-10-13, 01:23 PM
This is more straight ahead sci-fi than I expected. Looks good.

Osiris3657
01-07-14, 09:04 PM
New image released by WB. Tatum still looks ridiculous

http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/headlines/temp/temp4683.jpg

Osiris3657
02-28-14, 09:33 PM
International Trailer

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/e7E2BnHu_wg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Artman
02-28-14, 11:31 PM
You've got Channing Tatum starring in your movie...why in the world do you give him such a ridiculous look? And why does the studio funding the project allow it? You need to keep your leads looking normal in a sci-fi universe for it to be given a chance of success. Even Guardians of the Galaxy has a regular looking leading man. Total bomb.

DaveyJoe
03-01-14, 12:21 AM
Tatum looks fine, calm down nerds.

Why So Blu?
03-01-14, 09:40 AM
Tatum looks fine, calm down nerds.



:thumbsup:

Dr. DVD
03-01-14, 11:39 AM
Like the Matrix before it, this looks like it has a heavy Anime influence. I predict it will do a lot better overseas than stateside.

RocShemp
03-01-14, 07:41 PM
I'm in the extreme minority because I like how Tatum looks in this.

Dr. DVD
03-02-14, 09:42 AM
While this seems locked into a Summer release date, I think early November might be a better time. This just doesn't seem like it can hold on during the summer. Of course if it winds up sucking it will most likely bomb no matter what.

The Bus
03-02-14, 09:55 AM
If this cracks 45 on Metacritic, I will be shocked. Shocked.

Dr. DVD
03-02-14, 12:50 PM
Seems very Dune like to me, and I'm talking Jodorowksy, not Lynch. Star power will have to be the driving force behind this movie's marketing, as most people now think the Matrix series sucks and it's not an established franchise.

OldBoy
03-02-14, 01:17 PM
it didn't necessarily look bad. just looks like it might get complicated for a mass market. hope that isn't the case though...

Supermallet
03-02-14, 01:45 PM
I think it looks great.

RichC2
03-02-14, 02:16 PM
Tatum looks fine, calm down nerds.

He looks tremendously silly. But considering how distracting much of the make-up is in Cloud Atlas, I am not overly surprised.

The movie itself looks like a high budget rendition of a cheesy 80s Sci-fi movie you'd see on HBO. It'll probably be entertaining to an extent but doesn't look "good" in the traditional sense, at all. The action looks especially bad.

Why So Blu?
03-26-14, 07:32 PM
New trailer. I think it still looks awesome.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gkNEi4Y0bnE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Solid Snake
03-26-14, 07:43 PM
This keeps looking better. Wonder if Bean dies in this?

Dr. DVD
03-26-14, 09:46 PM
The second trailer looks pretty good, especially on my big TV. I've learned the best way to view these is through the YouTube channel on my PS3.

The production and character/creature design look top notch. Like a lot of sci-fi artists' renderings thrown together in a movie. That could be good or bad. Will reserve judgment.

TheMovieman
06-03-14, 07:54 PM
‘Jupiter Ascending’ Delayed Until February, 2015

Warner Bros. has delayed the Andy and Lana Wachowski movie “Jupiter Ascending” from July 18 to Feb. 6, 2015.

The studio did not give a reason for pulling the sci-fier from the summer schedule a mere seven weeks before its opening.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/jupiter-ascending-delayed-until-february-2015-1201211461/

Supermallet
06-03-14, 07:56 PM
Oh, ouch.

On the plus side, I'll now be able to see this one in the theater!

Artman
06-03-14, 08:19 PM
Huge move...can't be any worse than what woud've happened in July though. This thing was heading for bomb of the summer. Maybe they can craft a trailer that looks more appealing...

Party at Fox studios with 'Planet of the Apes' having more breathing room now..

Why So Blu?
06-03-14, 08:22 PM
Bummer. Looks like they took my advice about it being a crowded summer.

TheMovieman
06-03-14, 08:24 PM
Apparently it's due to VFX:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/wachowskis-jupiter-ascending-delay-summer-2015-wb/

RocShemp
06-03-14, 09:19 PM
This keeps looking better. Wonder if Bean dies in this?

Based on the second trailer, he makes it to pretty much the climax of the movie. However, I'd be shocked if he doesn't bite it before the end credits role.

RocShemp
06-03-14, 09:20 PM
‘Jupiter Ascending’ Delayed Until February, 2015



http://variety.com/2014/film/news/jupiter-ascending-delayed-until-february-2015-1201211461/

Apparently it's due to VFX:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/wachowskis-jupiter-ascending-delay-summer-2015-wb/

It's probably to convert the movie to 3D and add more scenes of Channing Tatum before his character is killed off 15 minutes into the movie.

fumanstan
06-03-14, 09:38 PM
Makes sense, agree that it would be a bomb this summer. For a movie that was supposed to be a month away, there sure hasn't been much marketing out there for it.

Jaymole
06-04-14, 07:11 AM
The test screenings must have gone very badly.

With their track record over the past few years, I have a feeling the Wachowskis are going to have a much smaller budget next time around.

Next up for them....The Christine Jorgensen Story

inri222
06-04-14, 07:52 AM
With their track record over the past few years, I have a feeling the Wachowskis are going to have a much smaller budget next time around.

Film.............................Budget__________Gross

Cloud Atlas ..................$102,000,000_____$27,108,272
Speed Racer.................$120,000,000_____$43,945,766
V for Vendetta...............$ 54,000,000_____$70,000,000
The Matrix Revolutions....$110,000,000_____$139,313,948
The Matrix Reloaded.......$150,000,000_____$281,576,461


Next up for them....The Christine Jorgensen Story

:lol:

Shannon Nutt
06-04-14, 08:00 AM
Apparently it's due to VFX:
http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/wachowskis-jupiter-ascending-delay-summer-2015-wb/

That's BS...if it were really just the F/X, they'd push it to Christmas.

Here's the stupid thing though - it's still likely to get more money during the summer than in February, even though it will have less competition then. Studios never seem to 'get' that. Imagine how much more the latest JACK RYAN flick would have made had Paramount been smart enough to hold it until summer. It certainly would have made more than $50 million.

Osiris3657
06-04-14, 08:48 AM
Film.............................Budget__________Gross

Cloud Atlas ..................$102,000,000_____$27,108,272
Speed Racer.................$120,000,000_____$43,945,766
V for Vendetta...............$ 54,000,000_____$70,000,000
The Matrix Revolutions....$110,000,000_____$139,313,948
The Matrix Reloaded.......$150,000,000_____$281,576,461




:lol:


You didn't include the foreign box office earnings. The Wachowskis have made a lot of money overseas.

Speed Racer ($50MM, $93MM Total) & Cloud Atlas ($104MM, $132MM Total).

The Matrix trilogy was huge overseas.

FYI, V for Vendetta was not directed by the Wachowskis.

RichC2
06-04-14, 08:50 AM
Speed Racer was a flop any way you dish it. Cloud Atlas was independently financed and I think they made most of their money back pre-release.

Osiris3657
06-04-14, 08:52 AM
My point was foreign box office matters, so the movies didn't bomb as badly as his post suggests.

inri222
06-04-14, 10:15 AM
You didn't include the foreign box office earnings. The Wachowskis have made a lot of money overseas.

Speed Racer ($50MM, $93MM Total) & Cloud Atlas ($104MM, $132MM Total).

The Matrix trilogy was huge overseas.

FYI, V for Vendetta was not directed by the Wachowskis.

I thought you had to double your budget in order to break even?
Cloud Atlas cost 102M and made 126M (27M domestic & 99M overseas)
Speed Racer cost 120M and made 94M (44M domestic & 50M overseas)

Yes the Matrix was huge and it was over 10 years ago since the last film.
I know they didn't direct V for Vendetta but as writers/producers and using their assistant director to direct it, their fingerprints are all over it.

Why So Blu?
06-04-14, 10:24 AM
Cloud Atlas was also financed independently (the most expensive independent film of all time, I think).

Solid Snake
06-04-14, 11:02 AM
It was.

Really interesting how they rounded up that money. Love it or hate it. It was a film to see due to its uniqueness.

Why So Blu?
06-04-14, 11:30 AM
It was.

Really interesting how they rounded up that money. Love it or hate it. It was a film to see due to its uniqueness.

I loved the flick. The Blu-ray is stellar.

inri222
06-04-14, 11:32 AM
Cloud Atlas was also financed independently (the most expensive independent film of all time, I think).

3 German production companies, German government funded institutions for film & a bit of money from the directors.

Dr. DVD
06-10-14, 05:49 PM
Literally speaking , the Star Wars prequels were independent movies.

I read that the main reason for this was the lackluster numbers for Edge of Tomorrow, which is struggling despite good reviews. I don't think WB saw this one generating as good a buzz and didn't want to have it open lackluster during the summer and then be all but forgotten in less than a week. Basically, they didn't want two sci-fi flops on their hands. Their new position has the movie opening during a time where it could very well stay in play for a while. Given that it opens a week after the Super Bowl, I would wager we see a spot during the game.

hanshotfirst1138
06-10-14, 09:06 PM
Independent films financed by an independently wealthy billionaire.

Ash Ketchum
06-11-14, 06:24 AM
I thought you had to double your budget in order to break even?


The rule of thumb is two-and-a-half-times your budget just to break even, although that can increase when the marketing budget is really high as it is with films like EDGE OF TOMORROW.

Troy Stiffler
06-11-14, 07:40 AM
Ugh. Just leave it alone and release it.

Showing your high-concept sci-fi film to a test audience must be the worst.

Let the directors release what they put together. Has re-tooling a film ever made it better or more successful?

inri222
06-11-14, 08:14 AM
Independent films financed by an independently wealthy billionaire.

5 billion net worth to be exact.