Trio of 'Jupiter Ascending' Clips Show Off The Wachowskis' Unhinged Imagination

Friday, 16 January 2015 09:51 Written by  iamrogue
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Trio of 'Jupiter Ascending' Clips Show Off The Wachowskis' Unhinged Imagination

A trio of quick clips from Jupiter Ascending show just how quickly, how almost offhandedly, the Wachowskis throw out huge visuals and batshit sci-fi wonkiness in next month's epic space opera.

In a blockbuster landscape increasingly populated only by familiar intellectual properties, Jupiter Ascending is an anomaly. 

It's not based on a comic book, board game, toy, cartoon series, or book.  It's a wholly original idea from Andy and Lana Wachowski, one that looks like a pulpy scifi novel cover come to vivid life onscreen.  The imagination on display is pretty stunning, especially if you grok to PEW-PEW-PEW star-battles and huge stunts.

Mila Kunis stars as a put-upon Chicago janitor who discovers that she is, in fact, a galactic princess who can lay claim to our planet.  She learns this when Caine, a spacefaring mercenary shows up on Earth to protect her and whisk her off to a massive empire where powerful forces conspire to keep Jupiter from her throne, specifically Balem, a space-prince who doesn't want to give up the financial bounty to be gained by strip-mining Earth.

Channing Tatum is Caine, the half dog, half albino human badass protecting Jupiter, with Oscar nominee Edde Redmayne doing some mega-acting as Balem.  The cast also includes Sean Bean, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Tuppence Middleton, Douglas Booth, Christina Cole, and Vanessa Kirby.

Okay, these clips are a little odd in that they feature no dialogue and are all just sort of moments in which characters/ships come and go, with some cool crop circles thrown in for good measure.  To get a better feel for the unbridled wackiness and ambition involved, peep the latest trailer (below), which is chock full of breakneck action and unique visuals.

Jupiter Ascending was scheduled for July of last summer, but in June, Warner Bros. opted to shift the release date to February 6, 2015, citing the need for more time to finish the film's sundry visual effects.

When Jupiter Ascending hits theaters next month, it might just be accompanied by the first teaser trailer for next year's super-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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