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jupiter ascending

For most folks out there, it’s a love-hate relationship with the Wachowskis and the movies that they put out. We were blown away when The Matrix arrived and V for Vendetta was done about as good as a movie adaptation was going to get, but they’ve had more than a few stinkers in their career (even beyond the atrocious two follow-ups to The Matrix). But, like it or not, they still keep making movies. And next to hit the big screen courtesy of the Wachowski team is Jupiter Ascending. We’ve already had one look at it, but you can now check out the second big trailer for this flick below. (more…)

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Strange ideas and ambitious artistry, Andy and Lana Wachowski are, if anything, two of the most creative minds in Hollywood.  Their films might not always do well, but the idealism, acute social commentary and visual splendor their works display are to be applauded. It’s always with much excitement and great curiosity to see what these two are up to next.

While we suspect good things await with their upcoming futuristic adventure Jupiter Ascending, we’re a little bit more intrigued with what’s going on with their proposed 10 episodes Netflix series Sense8. Plot and characters details have emerged alluding to something grand.  (more…)

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Some would say Andy and Lana Wachowski haven’t made anything as good as the first Matrix. Eh, I’ll leave it to you readers to argue the merits of their works. Say what you will about their success, you gotta admit they’re not scared to aim high. Strange ideas and ambitious artistry, the Wachowski are, if anything, two of the most creative minds in Hollywood. They don’t do anything that’s remotely simple. It’s for this reason that I’m perpetually excited for new projects from said filmmakers, even when the trailers may be as awkward as this Jupiter Rising one.

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sean bean

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.