So Now We Know What the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is About
It’s about the planet Jupiter, played by Mina Kunis, and its Great Red Spot voiced by Channing Tatum.
Wait, no. No, it’s not.
The Wachowskis fell most recently on our radar when it was announced that they’d be collaborating with Babylon 5 creator and comics writer J. Michael Straczynski to make a television series for Netflix. But we’ve know that they were making a new movie entitled Jupiter Ascending since last year, with very little information otherwise. Well, probably Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum know what it’s about, since they’ve signed up to play the leads. And now we know a little more, thanks to the officially released synopsis.
Jupiter Jones (Mila 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 toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing 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.
Look, the college freshman in me I just wants to know if the soundtrack features Train‘s “Drops of Jupiter.” So, space, secret action hero princess, bounty hunters… I’m ready, Lana and Andy. Bring it on.