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9:00 AM on 02.06.2015

Review: Jupiter Ascending

I am a Wachowski defender. I have enjoyed if not down right liked every film they've made. Yes, even the second two Matrix films. If you insult Speed Racer I'll flip some tables. That movie was a kinetic and frantic mast...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Latest Jupiter Ascending trailer has the plot details

Jupiter Ascending may be the most unique science fantasy coming our way. Too bad the trailers don't really paint it in a good light. As the latest film from the Wachowskis, we should expect all kinds of craziness. The visual...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 06.04.2014

Jupiter Ascending gets bumped to February 2015

This has got to hurt the ol' Wachowski siblings egos. Their big budget, science fiction film crammed full of stars like Channing Tatume and Mila Kunis has been abruptly moved from opening this July to February 2015. That's qu...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Second trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending

The first trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending left a weird impression on me. It looked good, sounded good, but ultimately seemed hollow. It just felt like something was missing within all of the glitz and glamour o...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 03.03.2014

International trailer for Jupiter Ascending

The first trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending came and went with little fanfare, but it at least showed off some promise. Can you believe this year we'll get a Summer blockbuster that isn't spawned off an existing ...

Nick Valdez

First trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending photo
First trailer for the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending
by Nick Valdez

We've had very little to go on for Andy and Lana Wachowski's follow up to Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending, for the last few months now as everyone involved has been pretty tight lipped about the situation. But now that we have the first trailer for the film...we're pretty much in the same place. 

Jupiter Ascending stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter, a woman who finds out she actually has royal blood and suddenly everyone wants her dead. Channing Tatum plays the wolf-guy-elf-man-thing-soldier who's trying to protect her for some reason. Honestly, I don't really know what's going on (except that it's taking place in a futuristic Chicago). I'm sure there's a greater theme at play here, but all I can gauge from this first trailer is good looking generic action. But time will tell. Jupiter Ascending ascends into theaters July 25th. 

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12:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Photos give first look of Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowski Siblings’ newest film Jupiter Ascending is under way as the two shoot a chase scene at London's Natural History Museum that involves a skate ramp that jumps over a giant dinosaur. That's probably...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 01.23.2013

Cloud Atlas gets heavily cut by Chinese censors

Apparently Cloud Atlas was not the easiest film to understand depending on who you talk to. Some people in the general masses thought the same thing when Inception came out, talking about a convoluted plot and whatnot. Good n...

Logan Otremba

Review: Cloud Atlas photo
Review: Cloud Atlas
by Matthew Razak

I tore through Cloud Atlas this past week in preparation for seeing the film, and I want to dedicate this entire introduction to motivating people to read the book before seeing the movie. Cloud Atlas is big and complicated both in book form and film form, but the movie doesn't have the luxury of 500 plus pages to explain (or not explain) itself. As such it is watching the film is far more enjoyable if you read the book and treat the film as a compliment to it and not a separate entity.

This is slightly odd since the film is drastically different from the book. It's those difference, however, that make the movie so interesting. Not in terms of plot, though there is plenty of that, but in terms of structure, ideas and philosophy. The Wachowski siblings and co-director Tom Tykwer adapted a book that is as much about writing as it is a meditative study on humanity into a movie as much about film making as it is about its own themes. The book is so about words and narrative structure and writing that there's no way they could have done it as a movie. Instead they made a movie that is about visual structure, montage and film making.

They adapted the story for the medium instead of the medium for the story, and it's a beautiful thing to see.

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7:00 PM on 10.22.2012

New Cloud Atlas videos try to explain what it is

These two new behind the scenes videos for Cloud Atlas reveal how demanding the story will be for each of the actors. Each one has to play several different characters in erratic environments (so much so, that several of the...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.06.2012

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

Here's the first trailer for Cloud Atlas that's actually going to be running in theaters, as opposed to the previous one that was a bajillion years long. It's basically just a condensed version of the previous trailer, ...

Alex Katz

Will the Wachowskis direct the Justice League movie? photo
Will the Wachowskis direct the Justice League movie?
by Hubert Vigilla

Ben Affleck told 24 Hours Vancouver that he will NOT be directing the Justice League movie. You may recall a previous report that Affleck was under consideration for the film. He said the following in the interview:

"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started." He continued, "Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on."

Well, it's time for us to make the donuts, Ben.

There's a new rumor from Moviehole that Lana and Andy Wachowski are being considered to direct the Justice League movie. If the rumor is true, Affleck and the Wachowskis are both on a Warner Bros. wishlist of prospective directors. As of now, there's no other word on who else is on said list.

A lot of this is likely riding on the reception of Cloud Atlas, the ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel that the Wachowskis co-directed (co-co-directed?) with Tom Tykwer. Collider notes that the Wachowskis are now preparing Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, so they may not have the time for the League.

Who's on your Justice League director wishlist?

[24 Hours Vancouver and Moviehole via Collider]

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10:00 AM on 08.14.2012

New Cloud Atlas images and first reactions

Here we have a few new stills from the Wachowski's/Tim Tykwer's upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas. There's not much to say about them other than they seem to each be from one of the several stories the film will be telling sim...

Thor Latham

6:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Images of the various Cloud Atlas characters

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas doesn't easily lend itself to a screen adaptation, but based on the almost six-minute trailer for the film, it looks like The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer are giving it their all. Six interconnected/...

Hubert Vigilla

Trailer: Cloud Atlas photo
Trailer: Cloud Atlas
by Alex Katz

Note: this is technically a leaked version of the trailer, which isn't "officially" available until 10AM Pacific, so we're going to host this now and keep it up for as long as possible, then we'll put up the official version when it arrives from Apple. At any rate, this is the debut trailer for the hotly-anticipated adaptation of Cloud Atlas from the Wachowskis, creators of The Matrix, in the event that you've forgotten. It's nearly six minutes long, and it still doesn't give too much of the plot away.

I have to say, I'm pretty blown away here. It looks like The Tree of Life, but actually able to hold my attention. I was interested in this movie before, but now that I've actually gotten to see some of the time-jumping plot for myself, I'm convinced this movie will either be a spectacular failure or a spectacular success, but probably nothing in between. Regardless, I do think we're in for something pretty special here.

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1:00 PM on 07.25.2012

First Cloud Atlas photos show Halle Berry and Tom Hanks

Cloud Atlas is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and mysterious movies of the year: it's an interconnected story spanning several eras of human history, with the same actors playing different characters in each one. ...

Xander Markham

10:00 AM on 06.20.2012

Cloud Atlas comes out stateside on October 26th

For a while it appeared that the ambitious adaptation of Cloud Atlas from Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis was going to come out December 6th. There's been a bit of change since last month, however. Warner Bros. has officially a...

Hubert Vigilla

7:00 PM on 05.31.2012

Possible plot details for Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending

With Cloud Atlas, their first writer-director outing since 2008's abysmal Speed Racer, in the can and set for an end-of-the-year release, new details have supposedly emerged regarding the Wachowskis' next project: Jupiter Asc...

Jason Savior

11:00 AM on 05.18.2012

Cloud Atlas by Wachowskis/Tykwer out December 6th

Cloud Atlas is probably the riskiest and most ambitious literary adaptation of the year. Warner Bros. picked up the Wachowskis/Tom Tykwer film at Cannes and have it slated for a December 6th release date. The movie runs 2 hou...

Hubert Vigilla

6:00 PM on 03.27.2012

Wachowskis plan Kunis and Tatum for Jupiter Ascending

With their expansive and mysterious adaptation of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas set for release later this year, the Wachowskis are getting ready for the next project, said to be an original sci-fi piece entitled Jupiter...

Xander Markham

8:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Natalie Portman eyed by Wachowkis; planning vegan doc

Natalie Portman has taken time off acting since giving birth to her son Aleph last June. This year could mark her return, however. There's Alan Taylor's Thor 2 on the horizon, but there's another possibility as well. While th...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 12.28.2011

Pics and concept art for Wachowskis/Tykwer Cloud Atlas

Thanks to the people at Collider, we've got a new image and some concept art for the film version of Cloud Atlas. The novel by David Mitchell is being adapted to the big screen by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, and it could b...

Hubert Vigilla