Wachowskis Still Working On ‘JUPITER ASECENDING’, Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis Offered Leads

The Wachowskis have been trying for a while to get their flick Jupiter Ascending  off the ground. After struggling with it for a good amount of time they shifted gears and turned their eyes towards adapting Cloud Atlas. With that whole dealio winding down, they’re going to give Ascending  another go.


For some time,  Andy and Lana Wachowski  were trying to follow up  Speed Racer  with a film said to be a hard-R gay love story set during the Iraq war, with leads being a US soldier and an Iraqi citizen.

That  movie  didn’t happen, perhaps because of the politicized nature of the script, and instead the Wachowskis teamed with Tom Tykwer to make the very intriguing  Cloud Atlas. Now  Cloud Atlas  is wrapped, and the Wachowskis are turning towards their next film. That looks to be  Jupiter Ascending, an original sci-fi story from the pair. Now the lead roles in the picture have been offered to  Mila Kunis  and  Channing Tatum, who is looking to have a banner year in the wake of  21 Jump Street.

Deadline  doesn’t have many details on  Jupiter Ascending, but says the film is “on track to start production later this year.”

Interesting. The Wachowskis have been out of the limelight long enough for me to want to give them another go. I may be one of the few human beings on this planet who a) saw Speed Racer  and b) enjoyed it, so they’re coming off an entertaining flick as far as I am concerned. I don’t ever expect them to kindle the magic they had with The Matrix  (frankly they’d have to spend another 20 years stealing every decent sci-fi trope), but if they can put forth something interesting I’d be sold.