Remember Jupiter Ascending? The film that I said I want to keep Channing Tatum far and away from? Well it seems that nobody listened and he and Mila Kunis are pretty close to signing on for the film which will be the Wachowski’s first original film in a long time. Tatum aside I am interested in finding what they develop next and we’ve finally got some information/plot details for the film to get an idea of what they might have in mind.
Imagine a universe in which “human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy,” explains our source, before adding, “It’s a return to form for [the Wachowskis], 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.”
Our spy says the film, which has yet to begin shooting and is supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy, centers on an unlikely (and as with The Matrix, ultimately reluctant) heroine: A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.
These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.
Pretty soon, a bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady with the Great Pair of Nucloetides, but, as you’d expect with a Matrix re-dux, they fall in love. And for having fallen for his target, the bounty hunter — who we hear will be played by Channing Tatum — well, let’s just say that things get messy after that, because his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.
This can go either way. I’m not a huge Tatum fan as far as being a thespian and taking on a role such as this but I never would’ve expected Keanu to deliver a fun performance in the first film for ‘The Matrix’. Maybe I’ll be surprised. I highly doubt it but I can be optimistic. The story even kinda reminds me of the Matrix and could be entertaining if the writing is there. For now I’m gonna remain firmly on the fence and I still need more information before I go either way. Mila Kunis is a fun actress and I don’t mind her inclusion at all but I’m still on the fence. Let’s see what they do with Cloud Atlas and then come back to this one because it’s just too soon to speculate whether this will be a “good” or “bad” film.
Source: Geek Tyrant