Cameras Roll on the Wachowskis' New Sci-Fi Adventure "Jupiter Ascending"

Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:35am EDT

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BURBANK, California, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis Star  

    Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures'
"Jupiter Ascending," an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and
Andy Wachowski. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, which began shooting at
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden on April 2, 2013.  

    From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, "Jupiter
Ascending" was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing.
Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated
since "The Matrix" Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto
Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers.  

    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.  

    Channing Tatum ("Magic Mike") and Mila Kunis ("Oz the Great and Powerful") lead an
international cast that also includes Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy), Eddie
Redmayne ("Les Misérables"), Douglas Booth ("LOL"), Tuppence Middleton (TV's "The Lady
Vanishes"), Doona Bae ("Cloud Atlas"), James D'Arcy ("Hitchcock") and Tim Pigott-Smith
("Alice in Wonderland").  

    Behind the scenes, "Jupiter Ascending" reunites the Wachowskis with their
longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on "Cloud Atlas." They
include Oscar(R)-winning cinematographer John Toll ("Braveheart," "Legends of the
Fall"); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym
Barrett; and makeup and hair designer Jeremy Woodhead. "Jupiter Ascending" will showcase
the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the
Wachowskis' films. Dan Glass ("Batman Begins," "Cloud Atlas") is the film's visual
effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since "The Matrix"
Trilogy. Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar(R) winner behind "The
Matrix," is contributing to the visual effects design.  

    The production will remain in the UK at the studios through June, at which time
filming will move to Chicago for completion.  

    "Jupiter Ascending" will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.   

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