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Jupiter Ascending Delayed To 2015
The effects need more time...

04 June 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Despite the promotional campaign, which is already in full swing, and a planned July release date, the Wachowskis’ ambitious new sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending will not be descending on our screens in 2014 at all. Warner Bros. has pushed it back to February 2015.

From the sounds of it, the Wachowskis’ ambitions were a little too stellar for the effects teams, as The Hollywood Reporter and other sources have heard that the visuals need more work and thus the movie will be shunted back on the schedule, knocking Liam Neeson’s Run All Night from its planned position.

Jupiter Ascending finds Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a cleaner who learns that she’s actually a galactic princess and who is plunged into a struggle for control of the Earth. She has a little help from a genetically modified, wolf-eared Channing Tatum who comes to her rescue when the forces allied against her try to ensure she never ascends to her throne.

This move will naturally spark rumours of trouble with the final product, and the new February date, while no longer quite the dumping ground it once was, is also not usually where studios place their pricey wannabe blockbusters. Still, Jupiter’s story remains to be told, and we’ll have the chance to see what really happened when it arrives on February 6 next year. Given the effects we've glimpsed so far, it's entirely possible that the sheer scale of the story requires a bit more work time.


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RE: Jupiter Ascending Delayed To 2015
L: catherinedsouza The decision came less than seven weeks before the sci-fier was due to open. Domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman said that the Wachowskis needed more time to complete their work on more than 2,000 special effects shots in the film. think he would state that the movie is bad? If it was any good they would move it to one of those many open march or april spots. Thing is, if production would be so far behind, they would have known this more than 7 weeks before rel More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 12:44 on 07 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Jupiter Ascending Delayed To 2015
For those of you doubting the quality; WB basically confessed it sucks, by moving it to the movie wastedland of failed blockbusters; February. February grosses will, in no way, be able to make up for the costs this movie had. Initially I thought they moved it so people wouldn't have this bad acting from Tatum on their mind going in Awards season. But Foxcatcher will be released by Sony, so WB would probably prefer it to not win many academy awards. More

Posted by Chris Boomen at 09:43 on 06 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Jupiter Ascending Delayed To 2015
That is such a shame as i had it in my summer box office draft. as a bomb for my opponent! More

Posted by OhBrother at 08:45 on 05 June 2014 | Report This Post

Strategic Release
Perhaps Warner Bros. have realised that the film is likely the flop of the summer and that the period where the film's success can be maximised the most is February. After the glowing reviews for Foxcatcher at Cannes, maybe Warner are anticipating success for Channing Tatum, and the best way to take advantage of this is a release during awards season. Interstellar, Mockingjay and Hobbit will surely have Nov-Dec wrapped up. More

Posted by cb787 at 18:56 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Not surprising...
L: GrizBe Having seen the most recent trailer for the movie infront of Days of Future Past, I'm really not surprised this has been pushed back. The acting was terrible, the dialogue sounded like it had been badly translated from another language, by a guy who didn't speak either language and the effects had obviously gone for the 'style over substance' approach which made them look cheap... Lets face it, the Wachowski's haven't directed, or made, a truly great movie since The Matr More

Posted by yiannis21 at 18:52 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Not surprising...
L: GrizBe Having seen the most recent trailer for the movie infront of Days of Future Past, I'm really not surprised this has been pushed back. The acting was terrible, the dialogue sounded like it had been badly translated from another language, by a guy who didn't speak either language and the effects had obviously gone for the 'style over substance' approach which made them look cheap... Lets face it, the Wachowski's haven't directed, or made, a truly great movie since The Matr More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:28 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

Not surprising...
Having seen the most recent trailer for the movie infront of Days of Future Past, I'm really not surprised this has been pushed back. The acting was terrible, the dialogue sounded like it had been badly translated from another language, by a guy who didn't speak either language and the effects had obviously gone for the 'style over substance' approach which made them look cheap... Lets face it, the Wachowski's haven't directed, or made, a truly great movie since The Matrix. Okay, V for Vendet More

Posted by GrizBe at 10:03 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

So bad even Hollywood execs know it
Says it all. More

Posted by Jonny24 at 09:32 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

Gutted
This was the one movie I was was really excited to see. Think the Wochowskis are on to something amazing here. Hopefully, back to Matrix standard. Still, Feb isn't too far away, and it frees me up for something else. More

Posted by moorah at 09:09 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post

'Turkey Ascending'
Saw the trailer again last night. I might be wrong, but I don't think Channing Tatum in a dodgy beard and Spock ears spouting turgid dialogue is going to save this one. More

Posted by sjmlondon at 09:07 on 04 June 2014 | Report This Post


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