Actor Sean Bean has already made a solid name for himself in the realm of fantasy movies. Tackling two major franchises in the form of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones definitely provides you with some geek-cred. Now it looks like he’s ready to move to the sci-fi genre, as he’s just been confirmed as cast in the new Wachowski project, Jupiter Ascending.
If you haven’t heard of the flick, it revolves around a world where humans basically suck. We are at the bottom of the evolutionary scale as far as the rest of the universe in concerned. But one human lady attracts the ire of a jealous alien queen, who then sends an assassin to kill her. The inevitable cliché sets in at this point and the assassin falls in love with his prey.
Where Bean comes into the film is unknown, though rumors place him in the role of Stinger, your classic charming, handsome, roguish mercenary type. Who no doubt will die at the end…
Bean will be joining up with Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. Jupiter Ascending is slotted to begin shooting sometime this year.
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.