The last time Chicago-based film-making siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski released a movie, the sprawling and complex “Cloud Atlas,” critical response varied widely and it earned back its $100 million-plus budget only through international box office sales.
Andy and Lana Wachowski, via Sun-Times
Still, the typically media-shy duo have a sizable following based largely on the strength of their hit “Matrix” trilogy — which may or may not prove a boon to the success of their latest effort, the Chicago-shot sci-fi/action flick “Jupiter Ascending.”
Here’s a summary via slashfilm.com: “Jupiter Jones (Mila 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 toilets 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.”