Official Synopsis: 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.
I am a huge fan of the Wachowskis. The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta (screenplay), and Speed Racer (writers), were enjoyable, so anything they have their hands in, I’m on board. Mostly I’m interested to see how Mila Kunis does in an action role. She has been in actions films before, like Max Payne and The Book of Eli, but not in a role requiring many stunts. Over the years, she has shown herself to be a versatile actress, so I think she will do well. However, I do hope she gets the chance to show off some of her comedic chops. If movies like The Avengers have shown anything, it’s that humor can be successfully integrated with explosions.
Jupiter Ascending, written and directed by the Wachowskis and staring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and Sean Bean, hits theaters July 25, 2014.
[EDIT 12/12/2013] The release date has been moved ahead by one week to July 18, 2014.