Rising from the sea of movies based on other media comes the galactic empire science fiction thriller Jupiter Ascending. 

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

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.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

The remaining work to be done between now and then, very probably, is the effects.  Production studios have to do the effects and the musical score last, and these tasks usually also take the longest – yet, the deadlines tend not to move, so effects artists work under often near impossible conditions to get things done on time.  As they work, the editors are fine tuning the workprint, driving everybody nuts with last minute changes, scenes added that they thought they weren’t going to need, scenes removed that people spent months getting every pixel just right.

It’s due out July 25, 2014, but it’s obviously going to be well worth the wait.

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