JUPITER ASCENDING Pushed Back to 2015


Not so good news for fans of the Wachowskis. According to Variety, Warner Bros. has delayed the duo’s upcoming epic space opera, Jupiter Ascending, pushing it back from July 18 to Feb. 6, 2015 to complete its intensive visual effects.

Well, there’s a lot of negative predictions based, presumably, on the plain-weird trailer.

Personally I wonder why they did this and it comes to my mind that moving it from summer may be a really smart move. It would likely have been bumped in July, but in February, it’ll be a big fish (over $150 million budget) in a small pond scenario. And if the movie is good, it could do fine in February, one of the quietest corridors of the year.

This sudden delay and move just seven weeks out from its planned debut due to the visual effects just not being ready is still bad news for Wachowski fans, though.

The new release date is more competitive than the current one because the summer weekend had slated Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape, and Wish I Was Here, while the early 2015 spot has the Johnny Depp action-comedy Mortdecai, the Liam Neeson actioner Run All Night, and the Jeff Bridges fantasy film Seventh Son.

Warner Bros. president of distribution Dan Fellman said that the filmmakers needed more time to complete their work on more than 2,000 special effects shots.

“With the July release date, they were just not going to make it on time. A lot of the issue for us was getting it ready for the international release, since the foreign territories need additional time.”

Really hope this extra bit of time will only help the film, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Douglas Booth, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Vanessa Kirby, Terry Gilliam, and James D’Arcy.

Watch again the beautiful, but pointless international trailer for now winter blockbuster Jupiter Ascending:

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that 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 (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.