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We Finally Know When We’ll Get To See Sense8 From The Wachowskis And JMS

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WachowskisJupiter Ascending was a mess, a crazy, beautiful, intriguing mess to be sure, but still a mess. This marks the Wachowskis’ third consecutive box office flop (it currently sits at $124 million worldwide, which sounds impressive, but against $176 million budget, that’s not good), and the brother-sister duo even joked recently that no one is going to give them the money to work on this scale ever again. That said, this hasn’t dampened their ambition on iota, and their upcoming Netflix series, Sense8, which teams them with Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski, is going to be every bit as bonkers as their most outlandish films. The series has a new description and we now know exactly when we’ll get to check it out.

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The Wachowskis’ Days Of Unlimited Budgets Are Behind Them, Here’s What They Say

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Jupiter AscendingThe Wachowskis’ latest, Jupiter Ascending opened this past weekend, and the results were not good. Coming in third in the weekly box office race, it only earned $19 million (with a cost of $175 million plus), and a critical lashing following a premiere at Sundance didn’t help matters. While this doesn’t seem to be dampening their enthusiasm one bit, the filmmaking siblings think their days of $100 million plus budgets are over. But that doesn’t mean they’re imagination is getting any smaller.

Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Lana Wachowski addressed their ambition, saying, “Everyone says, ‘Why can’t you be simpler?’ We’re drawn toward difficult subjects, like the disparity of rich and poor,” “We’ve been lucky. People at studios have been interested in our crazy, strange brand of complexity. And we’ve been allowed to keep making them. Will that continue? Probably not.”

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5 Crazy Sci-Fi Movies That Make A Perfect Jupiter Ascending Double Feature

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Jupiter AscendingThe Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending finally opens wide this weekend after being pushed back and delayed multiple times. It’s a movie you’re either going to love or hate—it premiered at Sundance recently and was brutalized—but either way, it’s a wingnut spectacle to behold. It’s like a pulpy, B-grade sci-fi flick from a bygone era, only with a huge budget and no restrictions, which is both an asset and a curse.

As filmmakers, the brother/sister duo wear their influences on their sleeves. There are obvious inspirations, like Star Wars, but you might references or nods any number of other, more obscure films. With that in mind, we thought we’d go ahead and make a list of some of the stranger flicks that might make a nice double feature with Jupiter Ascending, for a variety of reasons. For the most part, this is really a list of movies that, as I watched, I exclaimed loudly (at least in my own head, that would be rude to do in a theater), “hey, that’s just like movie X.”

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Jupiter Ascending Offers These 5 Clips To Entice You To See The Wachowskis’ Latest

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After being delayed multiple times along the way to the movie theater, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending finally opens everywhere this week. And if all the trailers and that massive gallery of images aren’t enough to entice you, you’re in luck, because this video has five new clips from the wingnut sci-fi adventure. And if all of this new footage still isn’t enough (you sure are hard to satisfy), there’s also a nine-minute behind-the-scenes video that gives you a good idea of what went into making the brother/sister duo’s latest opus.

The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a lowly cleaning woman who dreams of far greater things. As it turns out, a happenstance of genetics sets her on a path that takes her far beyond our world and plunks her down in the middle of an intergalactic corporate family feud. Along with her new sidekick Caine (Channing Tatum), an albino wolf-human hybrid soldier, she has to navigate the tricky political waters, while saving Earth and her family at the same time.

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The Wachowskis Have Been Filming Some Crazy Things For Sense8

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jupiter-ascending-image-lana-wachowski-andy-wachowski-3-600x400-578x385Love them or hate them, the Wachowskis do not make small or boring films. Even flops like Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas are ambitious, visually unique, and push boundaries. Now that they’ve team up with J. Michael Straczynski and Netflix for the series Sense8, which should drop sometime later this year, they’re not planning to tone it done one iota, and they’re bringing some insane shit to the table.

In a recent interview with Io9 Andy and Lana Wachoswki revealed a little bit of what they have in store for your binge watching pleasure and lets just say it’s not all going to be what you expect. For instance, they have been filming live births, actual babies being born, to include, and you should also plan on Sense8 featuring “crazy psychic orgies.” Their words.

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Massive Jupiter Ascending Gallery Is Gorgeous, Let’s Hope The Movie’s Good

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JupFeatThe Wachowskis’ upcoming space opera Jupiter Ascending has had a long, hard road to the big screen. It was originally supposed to open this past summer, but Warner Bros. instead opted to push it back to February 2015 — never an encouraging sign. The trailers made it look like it could be truly epic, or it could be an utter train wreck — and that’s more or less become par for the course when it comes to The Wachowskis. (For the record, I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas.) Earlier this week, Jupiter Ascending premiered at Sundance…and it did not go well. At this point, I don’t know what to think about this flick, but I do know one thing: I would sure as hell pony up for an “Art of Jupiter Ascending coffee table book.