Jupiter Ascending: An original sci-fi action adventure
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - January 28, 2015 - 10:20am
MANILA, Philippines - Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.  
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.  
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, Jupiter Ascending was written and directed by the Wachowskis.  The film was produced by two-time Oscar® nominee Grant Hill (The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line), together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, continuing a collaboration the three began with The Matrix Trilogy.   Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman served as executive producers. 
Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Mila Kunis (Oz the Great and Powerful) lead a starring cast that includes Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Douglas Booth (Noah) and Tuppence Middleton (BBC’s The Lady Vanishes).
Behind the scenes, Jupiter Ascending reunited the Wachowskis with many of their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on Cloud Atlas. They include Oscar®-winning director of photography John Toll (Braveheart, Legends of the Fall); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and hair and makeup designer Jeremy Woodhead. The music was composed by Oscar® winner Michael Giacchino (Up).
Jupiter Ascending showcases the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films.  Dan Glass (Batman Begins, Cloud Atlas) was the 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, contributed to the visual effects design.   
Opening across the Philippines on February 5 in IMAX 3D and 2D cinemas, Jupiter Ascending is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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