The first Jupiter Ascending clip has landed online for writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski’s ambitious sci-fi adventure. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays an ex-military half-werewolf half-albino hunter tasked with tracking her down. This debut clip is a quiet scene between Kunis and Tatum’s characters, as Tatum’s hunter explains how his gravity boots work before they board an invisible spacecraft. The film still looks like a whole lot of fun and wildly inventive, and I can’t wait to see what crazy surprises the Wachowskis have in store.
Hit the jump to watch the first Jupiter Ascending clip. The film also stars Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.
Watch the Jupiter Ascending clip below, which first debuted on Ellen.
Here’s the official synopsis for Jupiter Ascending:
From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting 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 (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.