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

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

  PR Newswire

  BURBANK, California, April 15, 2013

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®-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® 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.

Contact: For more information, please contact: Warner Bros. Pictures
Publicity: Louisa Radcliffe, +44(0)207-984-5000,
Louisa.radcliffe@warnerbros.com
 
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