Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Pushed to February

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If you were anxiously awaiting Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending, we have bad news for you: Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow shifted the release from July 18 — slightly more than six weeks from now — to Feb. 6, 2015.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, insides say the move came because the $150 million sci-fi epic needed more special effects work. The website also contends bad buzz may contributed to the studio’s anxiety.

Liam Neeson’s Run All Night, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 6, has moved up to July 18 to fill the slot. Here’s the official synopsis for Jupiter Ascending:

From the streets of Chicago to the far-flung galaxies whirling through space, “Jupiter Ascending” tells the story of Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting 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 (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.

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  • Tophman

    Hmmm, probably didn’t want to go up against the “Purge” sequel (or Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” & Scarlett Johansson’s “Lucy” the following week). I had high hopes from the folks who gave us “The Matrix” trilogy or the much maligned “Cloud Atlas” (I liked it). Guess we’ll have to wait till the less crowded February slate next year.