Until today there's been very little known about Andy and Lana Wachowski's next sci-fi film project Jupiter Ascending. They are currently in post-production on Cloud Atlas, and are prepping up for for their next movie.
All we've really known about the film other than the title is that Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum will most likely star in the film. It looks as if some stuff is starting to leak out though. Thanks to Vulture we have a little more information on the plot of the movie, which is subject to change. Before we get to that though, they also say that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be offered a role in the movie soon.
Here's a description of the plot from an inside source. Read over it and let us know if you think this is going to make for an awesome film.
Imagine a universe in which “human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy,” explains our source, before adding, “It’s a return to form for [the Wachowskis], because these higher forms of life are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.”
Our spy says the film, which has yet to begin shooting and is supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy, centers on an unlikely (and as with The Matrix, ultimately reluctant) heroine: 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.
The site makes a point of saying this is very similar to the plot of Snow White , only it's a future sic-fi setting. I can see that, but it still sounds like it will still be a badass movie!
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