Warner Bros. Pictures have delayed The Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending by seven months. Originally it was set to hit the big screen on July 18th in the US and July 25th in the UK, the sci-fi action film will now release on February 6th, 2015. This is the same weekend that Warner Bros. released The Lego Movie this year.
Domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman said that the Wachowskis 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.”
In the film, 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.
The movie stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Bae Doo Na.
The Wachowskis produced and directed from their own script.
The new release date has the film going up against Legendary and Universal’s fantasy action film Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges, and David Koepp’s action comedy Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp. Also scheduled for release on that date is Run All Night starring Liam Neeson, which is also a Warner Bros. release. So the studio pulled Run All Night and only said that it would release at some point in 2015.