Just like Woody Allen or Terrence Malick, The Wachowskis don’t like to share what their movies are about until they’re good and ready to, but as these things generally tend to go, somebody somewhere usually gets their hands on some kind of material and shares it with somebody else and before you know it, we’re writing a post.
And so, the folks over at Vulture believe they’ve landed upon the general plot of the siblings’ upcoming and formerly secretive sci-fi flick for Warner Bros. Bear in mind, none of this is confirmed and it could be totally wrong, but it sounds pretty reasonable. And so, we all know that right now humans are the only signs of intelligent life in the universe right? Well, what “Jupiter Ascending” presupposes is “human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy…because these higher forms of life are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.”
The film, which will be the first of a trilogy (that is actually not new, but has more or less been discussed from the start), will center on a toilet-scrubbing Russian immigrant (Mila Kunis) who actually — DRAMATIC PAUSE — “possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.” A bounty hunter is then dispatched to take her down (Channing Tatum), but of course they fall in love and go on the run and things get complicated, and if this sounds like “Snow White and the Huntsman” but in space, you wouldn’t be mistaken.
Now, there’s some other scientific mumbo jumbo — basically, the evolved life forms have spliced their DNA with the characteristics from animals to create even more superior versions of themselves — that sets this apart, but if this is true, then the basic plot outline is the same as the fairy tale movie. But good lord, there is a helluva lot of room for improvement. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will apparently be offered some kind of role in the movie as well.
Shooting is slated to begin this fall, and we’ll find out sooner or later if this is on the nose or not. But for all of this futuristic, universe spanning, other world stuff — we just hope we get some Multipass action.