The rub in Jupiter Ascending, however, is that Earth’s nefarious leaders want her dead because of it.
In the brand-new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film, the latest from the Waschowskisiblings, Channing Tatum plays an interplanetary warrior charged with watching over Kunis’ seemingly ordinary janitor, Jupiter Jones, who needs protecting once word gets out about her perfect genes.
See, the Queen of the Universe ruling the world some centuries from now apparently doesn’t want this beautiful, kind-hearted creature wielding any power.
Snow White, anybody?
Cue the creepy medical equipment and brush with death before Tatum’s ex-soldier Caine bursts in and saves the day (and he’s spliced with wolf DNA, hence the pointy ears, so he’s not too shabby in the feral fighting department).
“It can be difficult for people from underdeveloped worlds to hear that their planet is not the only inhabited planet,” Caine tells his charge.
Then they’re forced to go on the run and Jupiter—who at some point acquires a veryMatrix-appropriate onesie—learns more about her destiny and gets closer and closer to her protector, until at one point they’re full-on kissing (and that’s just in the trailer!).
Sean Bean plays Stinger, Caine’s mentor, and Eddie Redmayne disturbingly reminds our heroine, “Some lives will always matter more than others.”
And some movies try to make their marks more than others, with Tatum telling MTV News in June, “We’re trying to do stuff that’s never been done before, in three different aspects. We’re trying to do stuff that’s never been done in CG before, we’re doing stuff with cameras that’s never been done before, and we’re trying to do stuff with stunts—like, actual, real stuff so we don’t have to use a bunch of CGI stuff.”
“It’s crushing, but when you do get it, it’s amazing,” he said. “I just hope we finish the movie—because it’s killing me.”
The finished Warner Bros. film is due out July 25 in both 2-D and 3-D.
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