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New ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer: The Wachowskis Go Big, Don’t Go Home

Jupiter Ascending,’ which released two posters earlier today, has just unleashed its latest trailer, giving us a better look at the story. It seems The Wachowskis have merged the standard ‘Star Wars‘-esque hero’s journey with the tale of a princess (Played by Mila Kunis) who finds out her destiny from Channing Tatum after a lifetime of menial labor. The big takeaway from this new spot is that the film looks epic.

And where the first trailer may not have sold us on the movie, this one offers a better glimpse at this sci-fi world (undoubtedly due to more of the film’s effects shots being completed). There is a scale here and a vision that makes it bigger and weirder than most summer blockbusters, as it embraces its intergalactic setting and goes to town. Like last summer’s ‘Pacific Rim‘ (for better or ill) it looks like an original melding of some very familiar genre films.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

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.

‘Jupiter Ascending’ will be in theaters July 18.

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