First Set Photos from The Wachowski Siblings’ JUPITER ASCENDING; Chase Scene Being Filmed at London’s Natural History Museum

     May 13, 2013


The first set photos from The Wachowski SiblingsJupiter Ascending have landed online.  The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub 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 co-stars as a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who must track her down.  The costumes and makeup on some of the extras look like 17th century French royalty that had their clothes tailored in Southeast Asia.  I like it.  We can also see some extras who I assume will also be wearing masks/helmets over the non-blackened parts of their faces.  In other Jupiter Ascending news, the production has been shooting at London’s Natural History Museum, and a source tells The Sun, “A skate ramp has been built over the top of the huge dinosaur in the foyer for a climax chase scene.”  I think it’s just a ramp unless someone actually skates on it. If Channing Tatum ends up using a skateboard to jump over a dinosaur, this will be the best movie of the decade.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.

Via Contact Music, Zimbio, and Jupiter Ascending Movie News.

Here’s the official synopsis for Jupiter Ascending:

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.

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  • Hofzinser

    “If Channing Tatum ends up using a skateboard to jump over a dinosaur, this will be the best movie of the decade.”. George Clooney did the same in Batman & Robin and that movie WAS NOT best movie of the decade.

  • tosh

    this will be awful, just like every single wachowski film after the first matrix.

  • Brennan Umsted

    Yeah not sure where much positive things can be pulled from these images, the guys in black look like dogs in a kids tv show

    • Positive Pete

      Did you know that if you ran up to Christian Bale on the set of The Dark Knight and ripped off his Batman mask he’d have large black circles painted over his eyes? Did you know that Brennan?

  • Lorena Sanz Vallas

    BUT WTF!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

  • Lorena Sanz Vallas

    BUT WTF!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

  • bidi

    apparently i’m the only one other than Frosty who enjoyed Speed Racer. it’s not The Matrix. it’s not some adult sci-fi action/thriller. it’s a kids adventure movie. i thought it was pretty good

    • Grey

      I loved Speed Racer and don’t understand the hate either.

    • moose

      Everyone loved Speed Raver they’re just pretending they didn’t because they don’t like the idea that a transsexual woman directed it. Hence the hate for this as well.

      • mbmarquis69

        Not trying to bust your bubble, but I didn’t care for Speed Racer either and it’s certainly nothing against Lana, who is a pioneer as far as I’m concerned. I simply couldn’t handle the over saturation of the color palate. And it was too long. I’m a big fan of The Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas is brilliant), but Speed Racer didn’t do it for me.

  • Ben Wigler

    I’m down for anything these siblings do. Except that g d rave scene in the cave. Wish Lana had her shit worked out by then….

  • mike_thoms

    Is that Lucian and Fagen from the SNL skits?

  • jhamdotme

    “The Wachowskis” sounds a whole lot less stupid than “The Wachowski Siblings”. Maybe something to consider.

  • Frank

    This movie really jumped the dinosaur

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